Revenue Employee Charged With Theft

ATLANTA (AP) - A Fulton County grand jury returned a 12-count
indictment against Lawanda Harkness, charging her with stealing
money orders intended to pay state tax obligations of six Georgia

The indictment announced Monday alleges that Harkness, an employee in the mailroom of the Georgia Department of Revenue in
2008, took money orders payable to the Department of Revenue and
altered them to change the payee to herself.

Harkness was indicted for six counts of theft by taking, each a felony punishable by one to 15 years imprisonment.

She's also charged with six counts of first degree forgery, a felony
punishable by one to 10 years imprisonment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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