Poor Arrested for Forgery and Theft of Property

March 29, 2019

According to Prosecuting Attorney, Todd H. Murray, April Michelle Poor has been charged for Forgery in the 2nd Degree and Theft of Property.

The defendant on and/or between August 22, 2014 - December 4, 2018 has been accused of the following:

Theft of Property (Class B Felony)

Count 1: Five checks having a total value of $25,382.52 during 2014

Count 2: Thirteen checks having a total value of $68,566.37 during 2015

Count 3: Twenty-six checks having a total value of $130,847.07 during 2016

Count 4:Twenty-two checks having a total value of $112,750.82 during 2017

Count 5: Twenty-four checks having a total value of $133,518.76 during 2018

Counts 6-95:

Forgery in the 2nd Degree (Class C Felony)

The total amount of checks drawn on the bank accounts of the Marvell-Elaine School District are $471,665.54.

According to the Arkansas Legislative Audit (ALA), Poor was recording these unauthorized disbursements (checks) as utility payments to Entergy in the districts accounting systems. Poor would then change the payee from “Entergy” to “April Poor”, endorse the checks, then deposit into one of two different bank accounts.

Poor was arrested on March 13, 2019. Formal charges have now been filed in Circuit Court by Murray’s office.

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