Sheriff's clerk charged over missing funds

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (AP) - A one-time Perry County Sheriff's Department Clerk has been indicted after an audit detailed $600,000 in public funds missing from the department.

A grand jury on Thursday returned the charges against 66-year-old Lana Dean of Hazard turned herself over to the Perry County Sheriff's Department on Thursday, October 12, 2012 following her indictment on one count of Abuse of Public Trust over $100,000.

Attorney General Jack Conway said in a statement Friday that the Department of Criminal Investigations started looking into the case after an audit by the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts uncovered $590,000 in missing franchise taxes between 2002 and 2006.

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