2 accused of stealing $260K from Ohio village
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A mother and daughter have been charged with stealing some $260,000 from a southwest Ohio village -- allegedly pocketing traffic fines being paid in a community long reputed to be a speed trap.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (Dee-TUHRS') announced the indictments Tuesday, and suggested that the village of Arlington Heights should be dissolved. The prosecutor says the tiny community on Interstate 75 just north of Cincinnati appears to be "nothing more than a speed trap." Deters says the village could be absorbed by surrounding municipalities.
Former village employees 52-year-old Donna Covert and 32-year-old Laura Jarvis are each charged with two counts of theft of office, two counts of tampering with records and one property-misuse count. Arrest warrants were being issued. No attorneys were listed for them.
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