JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Josh Hawley says his office is prosecuting a former southeastern Missouri clerk for allegedly stealing cash from the city of Winona.
Hawley announced Tuesday that his office filed a felony complaint against former Winona clerk Terri Denton. She’s charged with felony receiving stolen property.
Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway in September announced her office found that more than $42,000 from Winona was missing and unaccounted for.
Online court files don’t yet list an attorney for Denton. She worked for Winona from 2015 until she was fired in 2017.
Hawley says a public corruption team in his office is working with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Galloway’s office to prosecute.
Hawley’s office took the case at the request of Shannon County’s prosecuting attorney because of a conflict of interest.