Five State Employees Fired Amid Probe of License Plate Fees

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A state official says five employees have been fired from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration for taking money intended for license plate fees.

Michael Munns, assistant commissioner of revenue for operations and administration, said yesterday that one employee was fired from the agency's specialty-plates division. He said four others in the central revenue division were fired last week after the funds were discovered missing. Arkansas State Police are also investigating the matter.

Munns said the misuse of funds was discovered during a check of balances from the employees, but would not say the total amount of money missing. Munns said the four employees admitted taking cash from their drawers ranging from one who to took $5 to another who took $200.

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