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Charges brought against former city cashier

Weaver accused of theft, official misconduct.

By Richard Hanners

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on January 2, 2018 11:42AM

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A grand jury indicted a former John Day cashier Dec. 28 with one felony count of theft and one misdemeanor count of official misconduct.

According to the indictment, Janine A. Weaver, 35, Mt. Vernon, stole at least $1,000 from the city of John Day on or about Feb. 28, 2017.

Weaver was hired by the city of John Day as a secretary/cashier Oct. 24, 2016, and was terminated July 10, 2017, following an investigation by the city into discrepancies found with water and sewer payments.

John Day City Manager Nick Green told the Eagle in July 2017 that the city notified Grant County District Attorney Jim Carpenter of their concerns about the payments as soon as they were discovered.

According to a Jan. 2 press release from the district attorney’s office, Weaver allegedly took about $1,700 in cash receipts.

“Following an independent audit, the money alleged to have been stolen by Weaver is accounted for,” the press release states. “While the city of John Day bears the loss, the individual accounts of John Day citizens, business and/or residential, were not affected.”

The Oregon State Police headed up the investigation, according to John Day Police Chief Richard Gray.

Weaver is scheduled for a Jan. 18 arraignment.


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