An audit of Clark County’s First Judicial Circuit found at least $12,181 dollars in misappropriated court funds and missing monies.

Former Circuit Clerk Mary Jones faces two counts of felony stealing. She was arrested on June 6 following an investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.

State Auditor Tom Schweich says his office received a call to their hotline along with information from the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney in July, 2013. Jones was suspended from her duties on July 24 and she resigned the next day. Schweich says they spend over 13-hundred hours on the audit with active cooperation from Clark County officials…

Schweich says calls to the auditors office hotline over the last 3 and a half years have resulted in 28 investigations. The Missouri State Auditor's Office hotline number is 1-800-347-8597.

KHMO's Bill Shuler talks with Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich about the audit: