FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) — A fired judicial clerk in Southeast Texas has been charged with stealing more than $20,000 in public funds.
The Galveston County Daily News (http://bit.ly/13Ws7VR ) reports Cheryl Annette Copley of Alvin was indicted on a felony charge of theft by a public servant.
Prosecutor Jack Roady says Copley was arrested Monday with bond set at $10,000. Jail records Tuesday no longer listed her as an inmate.
Roady says Copley worked for Justice of the Peace James Woltz in Friendswood. She was hired in 2006, put on paid leave in January and fired April 1.
Further details of the alleged theft, involving more than $20,000 but less than $100,000, weren't immediately released. Prosecutors say the time frame was late 2008 through January.
No public phone listing could immediately be found for Copley.
Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com