Court Clerk Goes to Prison for Stealing
Carol Gibson, 41, also must repay $72,000 for embezzling municipal court funds, then trying to set a fire to hide the theft.
The stolen money included funds from traffic court, criminal fines and bond orders. The U.S. Attorney's Office in St. Louis says Gibson embezzled $51,000 for her own use.
Investigators said she turned on a stove Aug. 29, 2004 in the court building to burn receipts to conceal her theft. The state planned to audit her office on Aug. 30.