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.
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.