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Farmington Building Inspector accused of stealing thousands from city

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Farmington Building Inspector Jamie Ellis is charged with felony stealing. She allegedly stole $5700 from the city while working in the public works department Farmington Building Inspector Jamie Ellis is charged with felony stealing. She allegedly stole $5700 from the city while working in the public works department
FARMINGTON (KMOV.com) -

Police said Farmington’s new building inspector embezzled nearly $6000 from the city.

Authorities said an audit revealed $5700 was stolen by newly appointed building inspector Jamie Ellis. Officials said Ellis committed the theft  while working as a clerk in the city’s public works department. She allegedly would take payment for construction and building permits, write the receipts but never deposit the money.

Investigators said Ellis admitted to taking a small amount of money, but not all $5700. Police believe the stealing may have gone on for several years. Ellis is charged with felony stealing.

Farmington Mayor Stuart Landrum said the city is letting the legal process play out and is being diligent in protecting taxpayer money.

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