Bountiful Accounts Missing $90,000

Bountiful Accounts Missing $90,000

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BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) -- An audit of Bountiful city accounts show more than 90-thousand dollars missing because an alleged embezzlement.

More than 70-thousand dollars is missing from retirement accounts. And 17-thousand was taken from flexible health care spending funds.

About 100 city employees were affected by the alleged thefts.

City officials say a former benefits and payroll administrator was funnelling the money into her private accounts.

The woman has been charged with second-degree felony fraud in second district court.

Officials say some of the money was taken in amounts as small as four dollars. The thefts occured between 1999 and March of this year.

City leaders have repaid the missing money to each employee.

They've also changed the way the accounts are monitored to prevent future thefts.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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