Former Dora city clerk indicted on theft charges
by James Phillips
Sep 21, 2012 | 3320 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A former Dora city clerk has been indicted by a Walker County grand jury.

Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair announced Thursday afternoon that Marilyn Dumpson, 40, of Dora was indicted in July on a charge of second-degree theft.

The charge is resulting from allegations that Dumpson mishandled city funds, including illegal use of a city credit card, Adair said.

Adair said Dumpson has already bonded out of the Walker County Jail.

Dumpson served as city clerk in Dora for a little more than a year before resigning from the position in late January. During a special called meeting in January, Dora council members did meet in an executive session to talk about the situation, but no reason was given publicly for the resignation.

Dumpson also formerly served as the city clerk in Carbon Hill.

Adair said the investigation into Dumpson has been handled by investigators from his office. “This is an ongoing investigation dealing with her time as clerk,” Adair said. “I can’t share many details due to the fact that we are still investigating.”

Adair stressed that Dumpson is presumed innocent until proven guilty. He also said a writ of arrest had to be issued before the grand jury’s decision could be released to the public.

“The indictment came down in July, but some times it can take weeks or even months to have the writ of arrest issued and given to the subject,” he said.