A former Mills County employee has admitted to embezzling vehicle registration fees.
A state audit found more than $36,000 in payments missing that should have been deposited. The state should have received almost $35,000 of that money and the county should have been given about $1,500.
The audit shows Tammy Gammon, a former employee of the Mills County Treasurer’s Office, collected the vehicle registration fees but later voided the transactions and pocketed the cash. According to the audit, Gammon told investigators she never deposited the money in any of her accounts, but instead used it for day-to-day expenses. Gammon is accused of taking the money between 2005 and 2011.
The Mills County Attorney says Gammon has been charged with one count of ongoing criminal conduct, one count of felonious conduct while in office, one count of first degree theft, and five counts of forgery.
She is being held on a bond of $65,000. A bond review hearing is scheduled for Monday.
Gammon’s predecessor, Donna Davis, was also accused of stealing money from the county. She was convicted of at least one count of first degree theft in the case.