2 former Alto city employees charged with theft

Two former Alto city employees are accused of stealing money.

ALTO - Two former City of Alto employees turned themselves in to the Cherokee County Jail Monday.

A grand jury indicted Jeanie Selman and Nicole Arriola on a charge of theft by a public servant between $30,000 and $150,000.

Both women were released from jail Monday after paying a $5,000 bond.

Selman worked as the City of Alto municipal court clerk. Arriola worked as the city's billing clerk.

Alto Police Chief Jeremy Jackson told CBS19 a city council member brought the allegations to his attention earlier this year.

At that point, Jackson said he requested assistance from the Texas Rangers to handle the investigation.

The City placed Selman and Arriola on leave in April, and their employment was later terminated, Jackson said.

Investigators believe the theft took place over a period of several years, according to Jackson.

Jackson said he did not know how much money the employees are accused of stealing since his department did not handle the investigation.

CBS19 contacted the Texas Rangers for more information about the investigation. A spokesperson for the agency referred all questions to the Cherokee County District Attorney's Office.

We left a message for the district attorney Tuesday but did not hear back.

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