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Charges filed against former tax deputy

Local - 2/21/2013 11:50 AM by Nadine Grimley
FAYETTEVILLE - Charges have been filed against a former employee of the Tax Office at the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

A warrant has been issued for Patricia Ann Walker, 52, of Oak Hill.  Walker faces a misdemeanor embezzlement charge and a felony count of falsifying accounts.

A surprise internal audit within the Sheriff's Tax Office last week revealed that one of the tax deputies had was missing about $150.00 in her cash drawer.  An investigation was immediately initiated and Walker resigned within hours.

She has not been arrested yet.

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