MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG)– A district court clerk and a former police officer are accused of misappropriating funds from the Cross County Detention Center and Wynne District Court.
District court clerk Amanda Cullen and Ana Stewart, a former police officer and former district court clerk, are facing multiple felony charges.
WREG obtained a copy of the arrest affidavit from Cross County Prosecutor Vincent Guest. The document revealed Arkansas State Police were brought in to investigate 11 months ago.
According to Arkansas State Police, an Arkansas Legislative Audit Committee report from 2019 – 2021 shows no record of $35,728 from court fines collected at the Cross County Sheriff’s Office could be accounted for in appropriate bank deposits.
A separate audit of the count clerk’s records between January 1, 2021, and July 2021 noted $25,968 missing and $61,696 in fines that also couldn’t be traced to appropriate bank deposits.
Investigators claim Stewart and Cullen also tampered with public records and changed figures on bank statements
Stewart, 35, is charged with four counts of tampering with public records, four counts of second-degree forgery, one count of conspiracy to commit tampering with a public record, and theft of property.
Cullen, 42, is charged with one count each of tampering with a public record and theft of property.
Cross County Sheriff David West confirmed to WREG that both women surrendered at the jail this morning and later posted bond.