Employee accused of stealing water payments

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - An employee with the Wattsville Water Authority has been accused of stealing more than $368,000 from the authority.

The accusations were part of a special report issued Friday by the Alabama Department of Examiners and Public Accounts on the Wattsville Water Authority in St. Clair County.  Examiners, in the report, cited the authority with numerous bookkeeping errors and accused one employee of stealing $368,112.22 in money collected but not deposited and personal credit card purchases.

Examiners said they asked the employee to repay the money, but said she refused.

The report said information in the case has been sent to the St. Clair County District Attorney to continue collection attempts.

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