Lashley, 50, already had embezzlement crimes on her record when the county hired her.
In 1990, she pleaded guilty to 26 counts of embezzling from a local business. She was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $7,451.98 in restitution, according to court documents. Jackson County - without a background check - brought her aboard in the finance department eight years later.
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