In Johnson County, a former city clerk now faces charges felony theft charges.
58-year-old Nancy Hester is accused of stealing $26,000 from the town of Belknap. An audit in April revealed the losses and officials handed the information over to authorities, who arrested Hester on Monday.
Belknap mayor Janet Hester, no relation, says the money Nancy Hester stole represents over half the town’s general operating fund.
Nancy Hester could face up to 15 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is set for July 24th at the Johnson County Courthouse.