JACKSONVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas State Police has launched an investigation after more than $36,000 was recently reported missing from the state revenue office.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Jacksonville police were called to a theft at the revenue office last month after an employee found that over $36,500 was missing from a safe. Police say no arrests have been made in the case, and the agency is working with police.

Scott Hardin is a spokesman for the Department of Finance and Administration. He says the theft is a “rare, isolated incident.” He says the funds weren’t misplaced by office personnel.

A police report shows nearly $20,000 of the funds was in the form of checks. Hardin says the department has told customers who have written checks to the department to cancel them.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com