Monticello Live

Monticello's Daily News

Cablevision Cablevision

Search

CLASSIFIEDS

OBITUARIES

SCHOOL LUNCHES

LOCAL WEBSITES

Pines Broadcasting Company

Pines Broadcasting Company

Commercial Bank

O’Fallon Vet

0'Fallon Vet

Market Place

The Market Place

Union Bank 1

Scripture Of The Day

Scripture Of The Day

Sheilla Lampkin

Secure Storage 2

Western Sizzlin’

Western Sizzlin'

Ryburn’s

Baker’s Electrical

Baker's Supply

Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)

Corner Express

Head of the Class

Outfitters RX

Outfitter's RX

Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC

Jones Custom Backhoe Service LLC

NorthSide Baptist Church

Northside Baptist Church

South Arkansas Business Solutions

DDK

Cricket Wireless

Johnson’s Showroom Furniture

Johnson's Showroom Furniture

Ray’s

Atlas Foundation Repair

Immanuel Baptist Church

Walmart

Gibson & Keith

Lucky’s Of Monticello

LifeShare No Date

LA Graphics

LA Graphics

Time & Temp

Time and Temperature

War Eagle Boats

Arkansas AG

Seark Sod Farm

Former Circuit Clerk Accepts Guilty Plea to Falsifying Records & Misuse of Office – Update

February 15th, 2013 by

Former Drew County Circuit Clerk Pat Scifres Savage Montgomery accepted a guilty plea on two of the three charges she was accused of,  in Drew County Circuit Court, this morning by a special appointed judge, Judge John Langston of Little Rock.

The theft of property allegation was dropped, and Montgomery pled guilty to falsifying business records and misuse of office.  She was given a one year suspended imposition of sentence and must pay restitution, as well as audit expenses (which will be determined later.)

Montgomery took a leave of absence, last September and eventually had her elected position declared vacant by the Quorum Court in January.

Savage was accused of theft of property, falsifying business records, and abuse of office, after a state legislative audit reportedly found discrepancies in her office’s record keeping.  Deputy clerk, Sandy Erlanson, was appointed Circuit Clerk, when the new elected officers were sworn in at the beginning of the year.

Prosecutor Thpmas Dren told the court she allegedly substituted unreceipted filing fee checks for cash and then took the cash. Up to $18,000 may be involved, minus actual expenses used for office operations.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Pat Savage Montgomery post the following note to MLive readers as a comment on the above story:
I apologize to the citizens of Drew County and my husband, family, and friends. I made judgment errors and I have taken responsibility. I am proud of the past eight years that I ran the circuit clerks office and the money that we saved the county. I need to move forward with my life and so does the office. I appreciate everyone that has aided me in this situation and it was an honor to be the circuit clerk for Drew County. I love this county and its people. It was a pleasure to work with the individuals that I worked with. I ask for prayers as I continue my road in life.

Choose another article

Newer article: Katie Knighten

Older article: Drew Central Sets Deadline for Superintendent Search

8 Responses to “Former Circuit Clerk Accepts Guilty Plea to Falsifying Records & Misuse of Office – Update”

  1. Pat Savage Montgomery says:

    I apologize to the citizens of Drew County and my husband, family, and friends. I made judgment errors and I have taken responsibility. I am proud of the past eight years that I ran the circuit clerks office and the money that we saved the county. I need to move forward with my life and so does the office. I appreciate everyone that has aided me in this situation and it was an honor to be the circuit clerk for Drew County. I love this county and its people. It was a pleasure to work with the individuals that I worked with. I ask for prayers as I continue my road in life.

  2. WOW! says:

    Wow! That case got looked at QUICK!!

  3. Karla Harper says:

    We all make mistakes. You have accepted responsibility for those mistakes …that’s the hardest part yet the most important.
    I wish you well, Pat. You are an incredibly strong woman.
    This too shall pass. Keep your head up and look forward.
    Sincerely,
    Karla Harper

  4. Shane Williams says:

    I have been praying for you, and I will continue to Pray for you, Pat. God will see you through. :)

  5. beingmyself says:

    Mrs. Pat I have kept in in my prayers and close to my heart .No one on this earth is faultless!Keep your head up in walk in the peace of the Lord!!GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!

  6. Me says:

    How she can say “she was saving the county money” when she was stealing it?

  7. Brad says:

    @me just think what she would have saved if she wasn’t stealing it.

  8. rebel says:

    Your logic is amazing Brad wow…

Leave a Reply

Monticello Weather

Clear
Currently
92°
Clear
Today is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as yesterday.
Clear
Sunday 08/30 20%
High 99° / Low 69°
Clear
Sunny. High 93F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Monday 08/31 0%
High 94° / Low 72°
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 94F. Winds light and variable.

Cowboy’s

Cowboy's

Clearview

Farmer’s Insurance

ASFCU

ASFCU

Cass Martin Realty

Cass Martin Realty

5. DMH Cancer Center

SEEMS

City Drug

City Drug

The Computer Guys

Cedar Hills Apartments

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Razorback Body Shop

Razorback Body Shop

Holiday Inn Express

Booth 7B

Booth 7B

Mt. Tabor

Life Share

Cash Saver Food Outlet

Cash Saver

A.J. Huffman

Ray Ryburn Real Estate

Mina Rae’s

ASFCU

Monticello Realty

Monticello Realty

Monticello Animal Clinic

Monticello Animal Clinic

Mullis Insurance

Sammy Mullis Insurance

The Guest House

The Guest House

State Farm David Funderburg

Union Bank 2

ManCave Haircuts For Men & Boys

ManCave Haircuts For Men & Boys

Mr. Bug

Mr. Bug

Reggie’s Lock & Key

Reggie's Lock & Key

Greenscape Nursery

Greenscape Nursery

Farm Bureau

Southern Quality Construction

Larry & Lance Kling