Former Court Clerk Arrested on Theft Charges

Former Franklin County Circuit Court deputy clerk Jennifer K. Hopkins is free on $5,000 bond, following her arrest last week on theft charges stemming from a State Comptroller investigation. The Comptroller’s Division of Investigations released findings on Dec. 19 that showed a Franklin County deputy court clerk had failed to deposit $3,046.25 in a local bank and allegedly diverted cash collections. The Herald Chronicle has more.