A former Hall County Juvenile Court clerk is accused of stealing $36,000 from fines and fees paid to the court, according to authorities.
Court officials performed an audit after Lorena Marceleno, 36, of Gainesville, resigned in February.
“The investigation revealed that Marceleno, who was in charge of deposits and account books, appropriated cash from fines and fees for her own use,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in a news release.
Authorities believe Marceleno took the money between February 2016 and February of this year. A warrant for theft by taking was issued for Marceleno, who turned herself in Thursday, Dec. 13.
The case is still under investigation.