Etowah County’s personnel director has been arrested and charged with identity theft, according to a news release from Sheriff Todd Entrekin.
38-year old Jennifer Ann Taylor of Gadsden was taken into custody Monday morning following the execution of a search warrant in the Etowah County Courthouse personnel office.
Sheriff’s Office Investigator Josh Morgan says in addition to identity theft, Taylor is also facing one count computer tampering.
Information regarding the criminal activity was brought to the attention of the Sheriff’s Office two weeks ago.
Taylor allegedly used the victim’s identity to open various accounts.
Sheriff Entrekin says this was an isolated incident, adding the victim is not a county employee and has never applied for a job at the County.
Taylor is currently detained in the Etowah County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.