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Former worker faces embezzlement charge

By The Associated Press
Published On: Dec 28 2013 10:01:26 AM MST
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LIBBY, Mont. -

A former Lincoln County Sheriff's Office detective's assistant who authorities say took $11,000 from the 24/7 Sobriety Testing program faces a charge of felony embezzlement.
    
The Western News reports (http://bit.ly/19uiRve) that the Montana Attorney General's Office last week released an affidavit indicating sufficient evidence exists to charge 37-year-old Amy C. Butler.
    
An internal investigation in May found that more than $11,000 was missing.
    
An investigation by Sheriff Ruby Bowe found that Butler had been gambling at local casinos. At one, she wrote checks for $8,800 since April 2012.
    
Bowe says Butler admitted taking money from the program starting in about July 2012.
    
Butler's arraignment is set for Jan. 13.