Former Calhoun Comm. College employee charged with theft, ethics violation

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DECATUR, Ala. – A former employee of Calhoun Community College was arrested Thursday, Sept. 22 on two felony charges.  Marilyn Radford, 62, is charged with first-degree theft and an ethics law violation.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office arrested Radford.  She was later released on $50,000 bond.

Radford, of Decatur, is accused of stealing more than $2,500 from the Alabama Community College System Information Services Association, of which she was formerly the treasurer.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange’s Special Prosecutions Division presented evidence to a Morgan County grand jury on August 30, resulting in Radford’s indictment on September 2.  Radford is accused of violating the state ethics law by using her position as treasurer of the association for personal gain.

No further information about was released about Radford’s alleged crimes.  If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of two to 20 years for each of the two charges, which are Class B felonies.