Former CASC employee charged with theft; pleads guilty

A former employee of Carl Albert State College has pleaded guilty to money theft after the FBI was called to investigate missing federal funds. Jennifer Hall Campbell, 45, of Poteau was employed at CASC as the campus federal programs bookkeeper and a Perkins loan officer. On June 6, the U.S. District Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma filed information in the case charging Campbell with federal program theft. On Monday, Campbell, with her court-appointed attorney Robert Ridenour present, appeared in court for an initial appearance hearing. During those proceedings, Campbell entered a plea of guilty. According to federal court documents, Campbell embezzled, stole and intentionally misapplied property in the amount of $59,000, federal monies, which were under the care of CASC. Campbell resigned her position at the college in September.Campbell faces up to 10 years in a federal prison as well as a monetary fines.