Deputy Germantown clerk admits theft, resigns

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) -- A deputy court clerk in Germantown has resigned and an audit of city funds will be turned over to the district attorney's office.

A city spokesman stated in a news release on Tuesday that Janet Donnell resigned after the accounting manager discovered a discrepancy.

City officials said Donnell admitted the theft and is cooperating with investigators, according to The Commercial Appeal.

Germantown City Administrator Patrick Lawton declined to say how much money was missing,

Donnell, of Memphis, is 44 years old and made nearly $41,000 annually.

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