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Audit Finds $39,107 Misspent in Scott County, Where Clerk Quit

February 11, 2006 - Posted at 12:43 p.m. CST

WALDRON, Ark. (AP) _ A state auditor says a review of Scott

County finances found that more than 39-thousand dollars apparently

was misspent. The review followed the arrest last summer of James

Owens outside an Oklahoma casino. Owens was the Scott County clerk

at the time. He told police that some county money was used to

gamble. Owens' girlfriend who worked in his office, Lisa Yandell,

also was implicated and she was fired from her job. Auditors

estimate Owens owes the county more than eleven-thousand dollars

and Yandell owes almost three thousand. Beyond that, state auditors

say, the Owens and Yandell should be asked to document what

happened to other funds.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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