Carter County Collector Resigns Amid Probe

5 years 7 months 1 week ago Wednesday, October 10 2012 Oct 10, 2012 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 8:02:00 PM CDT October 10, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

VAN BUREN, Mo. - A southeast Missouri county's collector has resigned as law enforcers investigate nearly $4,000 in missing property tax revenue.

The Daily American Republic of Poplar Bluff reports that Jennifer Clark-Williams stepped down Tuesday from the post she has held since 1999.

The newspaper reports that a recently released state audit flagged the allegedly missing money.

The collector's office is closed until the county's commissioners decide how to proceed, and the presiding commissioner says a new collector will be appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to serve until the 2014 election.

Clark-Williams' attorney, Keith French, says his client regrets having to resign. But he says that because of the audit's release and the criminal investigation, Clark-Williams feels it's in the public's best interest.

 

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