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Farmington city clerk charged with embezzlement and false entries

Debora Jackson
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Farmington’s city clerk has surrendered herself to special agents from State Auditor Shad White’s office for fraud.

Debora Jackson is accused of turning in faux time cards, using sick/vacation leave that she did not have, and calculating overtime that was not in accordance with the Federal Labor Standards Act.

“We will continue to work with prosecutors on cases big and small to get results for the taxpayer,” Auditor White said. “Thank you to our investigators who uncovered this scheme and the prosecutors who sought charges based on our information.”

Jackson was served with a $36,183.30 demand letter at the time of her surrender. The demand amount includes interest and investigative expenses.

She is charged with embezzlement and false entries and faces 30 years with over $50,000 in fines if convicted on all counts.

A $50,000 surety bond covers Jackson’s employment as the Farmington city clerk. Surety bonds are similar to insurance designed to protect taxpayers from corruption. Jackson will remain liable for the full amount of the demand in addition to criminal proceedings.

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