Stoddard County township treasurer charged with stealing funds

Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 at 1:55 PM CDT
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STODDARD COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Stoddard County trustee and elected clerk of the Castor Township has been charged with stealing funds.

Jacqulin Bradshaw was charged with the Class D Felony of Stealing for stealing $16,831.81 of township funds for personal financial gain, according to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver.

Investigator Tim McCoy interviewed Bradshaw on Tuesday, July 31 and she admitted to taking the funds and that she "knew it was wrong" but was having a hard time financially and it was "easy money".

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On April 4, 2017, Bradshaw was elected to the office of Township Trustee.Ex Officio Treasurer for Castor Township.

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, Prosecuting Attorney Oliver filed with the Circuit Court of Stoddard County a petition to remove Bradshaw from her elected position.

A warrant was issued for Bradshaw's arrest and bond set at $25,000 cash only. She is currently booked at the Stoddard County Jail.

The investigation into Castor Township's finances and operations remains an active investigation and is ongoing by the Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and the Bloomfield Police Department.

Anyone with any information on any wrongdoing related to the operations of Castor Township is requested to contact Investigator Tim McCoy with the Stoddard County Prosecutor's Office at 573-568-4640 ext 4.

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