State AG: Clallam County cashier embezzled $617K

PORT ANGELES — A former cashier in the Clallam County treasurer’s office has been charged with embezzling more than $617,000.

The state attorney general filed the felony theft charge against Catherine Betts on Tuesday in Clallam County Superior Court.

Assistant Attorney General Scott Marlow says Betts has been summoned to appear in court April 23. A fraud investigator in the state Auditor’s Office said the stolen money consisted of real estate excise tax payments from 2004 to 2009. Betts was the only cashier working at that time in the office.

Information from: Peninsula Daily News, www.peninsuladailynews.com

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