Employee accused of stealing over $300K from Cherokee County tax office
RUSK, Texas (KLTV) - An employee with the Cherokee County tax office was indicted on May 22 for theft from the county.
Gina Denise Upshaw, 62, of Rusk, was arrested in connection with the disappearance of funds from the Cherokee County tax office. Upshaw has been charged with theft, tampering with a governmental record and money laundering. The theft charge indicated that she stole over $300,000.
The indictment follows a 15-month investigation by the Texas Rangers, and the audit was received on May 19. Upshaw’s specific position with the county has not been released.
Upshaw is being held on $250,000 bond.
Further details will be released after the trial is complete.
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