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$36,500 stolen from Jacksonville Revenue Office

It’s the case of the missing money in Jacksonville, after thousands of dollars was stolen from the revenue office. (KATV Photo)

It’s the case of the missing money in Jacksonville, after thousands of dollars was stolen from the revenue office.

Around $36,500 is still unaccounted for, the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration confirms to KATV. A spokesman said nearly $17,000 of that was in cash. The rest was checks and money orders.

While this investigation started on October 2nd, no arrest has been made in this case.

DF&A spokesman Scott Hardin said this money was stolen and not just misplaced.

According to a Jacksonville police report, several employees handled the deposit bag. One person was left with the bag, as their duty was to lock it up and put the bag in a safe on that Friday. By Monday, management had noticed the bag was locked, but it was empty. Shortly after, notices went out to Arkansans who paid with checks. Those who paid with cash are being honored for it instead of having to pay twice.

"There's personal responsibility for making those deposits on a daily basis, and when something like this happens, the investigation and the questions start immediately," said Hardin.

Arkansas State Police have taken over this case. A spokesman said when their investigation is complete, they'll forward it to the Pulaski County prosecutor.

Channel 7 did ask if an employee was terminated, but Hardin declined to comment on personnel matters during the investigation.

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