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Two Franklinton clerk employees arrested for stealing more than $22,000

Carmen Freeman (Source: State Police) Carmen Freeman (Source: State Police)
Caprice Dawson (Source: State Police) Caprice Dawson (Source: State Police)
FRANKLINTON, LA (WAFB) - Two Franklinton Clerk office employees have been arrested for felony theft for stealing more than $22,000.

State Police arrested Carmen Freeman, 39, and Caprice Dawson, 42, of Washington Parish on charges of felony theft, computer fraud, second degree injuring of public records, and malfeasance in office.

State Police say the two were responsible for billing and payments for water services. An audit found that from January 2013 to February they processed more than 230 payments amounting to more than $22,000, but the funds were never deposited.

The audit was conducted after authorities received a complaint about alleged mishandling of funds in June.

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