BRUNSWICK, GA. | The indicted former bookkeeper of the Glynn County Superior Courtroom clerk surrendered to Sheriff Neal Leap Saturday morning in entrance of the county jail the place he was arrested and booked.
Larry O. Morten III, who’s indicted on 70 counts of theft by the taking of courtroom funds, drove up alone about 10:30 a.m. and was met at his automotive by Bounce and Georgia Bureau of Investigation Particular Agent Lawrence Kelly. Morten appeared to apologize for being late as he shook palms with Bounce and Kelly.
Leap had the 35-yr-previous Morten take off his belt, empty his pockets after which patted him down earlier than escorting him to the aspect of the jail the place these arrested are booked.
Kelly was listed as a witness Thursday when Charles A. “Chuck” Spahos of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia introduced proof to the grand jury that returned the indictment the identical day.
Morton is accused to taking $seventy six,008.seventy five from courtroom accounts, principally the Baby Suppport Receiver account, between October 2008 and November 2014. The date of the primary theft cost was simply two months after Morton went to work within the workplace, based on a comparability of county data and the indictment.
Darren Jones found that cash was lacking from the courtroom in late 2014 shortly after his mom Lola Jamsky, who was clerk on the time, appointed him her chief deputy clerk. Morton was fired in January 2015 for misappropriation of funds and since that point the courtroom have been subjected to a forensic audit that’s ongoing.
The county stated final yr that greater than $763,000 is lacking, however the remaining audit report shouldn’t be full.
Jamsky retired in 2015 and appointed Jones as her alternative. Ronald Adams defeated Jones and a number of other different candidates within the 2016 election for clerk of courtroom.
Terry Dickson: (912) 264-0405