Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has announced the formal indictment of a former West Alabama clerk on theft and ethics charges.

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Diann Taylor, the former town clerk of Akron in Hale County, was indicted this week and accused of "intentionally using her official position as the Town Clerk of Akron to access the town’s public library bank account to receive up to $115,184.40 in either cash or debit card purchases for herself, a family member, or business with which she was associated," and "making a false statement to an employee of the Alabama Ethics Commission."

Taylor, who served as clerk until November 2020, surrendered to authorities on Wednesday and was released on bond.

If convicted, she faces a maximum of two to 20 years in prison for the two theft charges and up to one year in prison for the ethics charge.

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