A former Marshall County Circuit Clerk bookkeeper from Union Grove has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of “theft or bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.”

She will be sentenced Oct. 16.

Chrissy Camacho Rudeseal entered the plea in Birmingham.

As part of her agreement, Rudeseal must repay $211,030.54.

In exchange for her plea agreement, the government agreed not to pursue additional criminal tax or bankruptcy fraud charges.

According to the agreement, the government says it can prove:

• Until July 15, 2017, Rudeseal was a bookkeeper for the Marshall County Circuit Clerk’s Office;

• In October 2017, the Marshall County District Attorney’s Office requested an investigation into funds missing from the circuit clerk’s office;

• That investigation was conducted by the State Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the U.S. Secret Service;

• An audit by the Alabama Department of Examiners (auditors) found that, between Nov. 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2017, $211,030.54 was missing.

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