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      Lafayette County treasurer indicted for theft

      TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - The treasurer in Lafayette County in southwest Arkansas has been indicted for allegedly embezzling public money.

      {}U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge says 36-year-old Keesha Rose appeared before a magistrate judge Thursday after a grand jury indictment charged her on Jan. 29.

      {}The FBI and the Arkansas State Police also took part in the investigation.

      {}Rose faces two counts of theft from a program receiving federal funds in excess of at least $5,000. Rose serves as both county treasurer and tax collector. Online court documents hadn't been posted so it was unclear whether Rose has an attorney yet.

      {}Eldridge says a state legislative audit revealed problems that prompted the investigation.

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