State Tax Commission Cashier Arrested

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 11:43 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A cashier at the Oklahoma Tax Commission is out on bail after being arrested during an embezzlement investigation, authorities said. Mark Myers, a spokesman for the Oklahoma County Sheriff's office, said Tuesday the employee was booked on an embezzlement complaint and released on $2,000 bond late last week.

Formal charges had not been filed early Tuesday, but an investigation was ongoing.

The money was discovered missing during a routine state audit, said Paula Ross, a spokeswoman for the Tax Commission.

Ross said internal auditors confirmed what the state auditor found but she did not have a figure yet on how much money was missing.

She identified the woman as Pebbles Clayton, 34.

Ross said when the missing money was verified, a security officer interviewed the employee. The woman was arrested by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper, Myers said.

Ross said Clayton had been an employee of the Tax Commission since 2001.