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Former city employee pleads not guilty to theft, fraud and forgery

TRUMANN, AR  (KAIT) – A former city employee in Trumann pleaded not guilty to theft, fraud and forgery.

According to prosecutors, Amanda Atkins appeared in court on Wednesday. Atkins waived formal arraignment and a judge set her trial tentatively for July 14. 

According to Poinsett County Deputy Prosecutor Jimmy Gazaway, Amanda Atkins, a former secretary for the Trumann Chamber of Commerce and Trumann Industrial Development Council, was involved in the alleged theft of city funds, totaling approximately $70,000.

She's charged with theft of property over $25,000, 3 counts of felony fraudulent use of a credit/debit card and more than 64 counts of second degree felony forgery. 

Arkansas State Police investigators provided prosecutors with enough evidence to file the charges.

Atkins is set to appear in court again on July 2nd for a pretrial hearing. 

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