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No arrests, state probe launched into missing PA parks money

October 21st, 2013 - 5:31am

(Port Angeles) No arrests have been made yet, but a state investigation has started and a Port Angeles parks and recreation supervisor has lost her job over missing money from the city.

As KONP reported last week, the case began earlier this year during a routine look at the department's books. That's when officials discovered certain accounting practices didn't conform to the city's standards for handing the collection and accounting of fees.

The city found more than 40-thousand dollars of fees due were missing from the department programs.

The city subsequently terminated 40-year-old Amber Mozingo from her position with the city. It also launched a police investigation.

Deputy police chief Brian Smith says that investigation wrapped up last week and indicated the thefts occurred over at least five years. They believe Mozingo is the only person who may have been involved.

The case has been forwarded to the county prosecutor for possible felony charges. The city has also alerted the state auditor to the case, which also plans to investigate.

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