Former Court Clerk Pleads Guilty To $2,500 Theft In Office

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A former court clerk from Lancaster pleaded guilty on Monday to stealing cash from traffic fines and court cash payments, according to the Lancaster Eagle Gazette.

Tara B. Manning, 32, pleaded guilty to theft in office between April 2010 and July 2012 for stealing almost $2,500 from the Fairfield County Municipal Court, according to the Gazette.

A judge said Manning must undergo a mental-health exam, do four weeks of community service and return to court next month to determine if she will spend 30 days in jail. Manning has already repaid the stolen money, and the judge also put her on probation for five years, according to the Gazette.

Manning was fired from his position after working with the court for 11 years on July 30, when the thefts were uncovered, according to the Gazette.

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