Ashdown woman accused of stealing from parent teacher organization

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An Ashdown, Ark., woman is facing theft charges in Little River County for allegedly stealing from the local parent teacher organization.

Kiley Huddleston, 32, has been charged with theft of property, $25,000 or more, for allegedly making a number of fraudulent purchases with a parent teacher organization debit card which had been issued to her, according to court records. The theft was discovered Nov. 1 when the bank account balance led others in the organization to request and review bank statements.

Huddleston was seen using the parent teacher debit card on video in Walmart in Ashdown Nov. 1, receiving cash back and placing the money in her purse. According to a probable cause affidavit, Huddleston attempted to use the card again at Walmart the following day.

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Huddleston is accused of stealing approximately $25,000 from April 2017 to Nov. 1, 2017. Huddleston was arrested in November and had an initial court appearance Nov. 14. Circuit Judge Charles Yeargan set Huddleston’s bail at $7,500 and Huddleston is currently free on bond.

Huddleston is scheduled to appear in court in February for a pretrial hearing. Trial is scheduled for March 12 at the Little River County courthouse in Ashdown, Ark. If convicted, Huddleston faces five to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $15,000. Huddleson could also be ordered to pay restitution.

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