Missouri Attorney General Joshua Hawley announced that his office has filed felony criminal charges in Wayne County against former Greenville City Clerk Pamela S. Birmingham. The complaint alleges that Birmingham misappropriated over $150,000 in currency over the course of her employment as City Clerk and forged an entry in the city’s check disbursement log.
Birmingham was employed by the City of Greenville between January 2014 and April 2016. During that time, Birmingham allegedly wrote herself several checks, without proper authorization, out of various bank accounts owned by the city. At the request of the Attorney General’s Office, the State Auditor’s Office looked into the matter and determined that Birmingham unlawfully paid herself at least $150,772.00, nearly bankrupting the city.
“There is no place for public corruption in Missouri,” Hawley said. “My office will vigorously prosecute those who attempt to skirt Missouri law for personal benefit.”
The Attorney General’s Public Corruption Team is prosecuting this case with assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri State Auditor’s Office.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a statement Thursday on the felony charges filed against former Greenville City Clerk Pamela S. Birmingham. “I am dedicated to working with law enforcement to hold corrupt public officials accountable,” said Auditor Nicole Galloway. “I appreciate the attention to this issue in asking for my office’s assistance and expertise in forensic auditing, which led to today’s charges. We will continue to work with the Highway Patrol and Attorney General to ensure justice for taxpayers in Greenville.”
An audit report with additional details will be released at a future date.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department said Birmingham, who was accompanied by her attorney, turned herself in Monday evening. She is currently free on bond.
More information about this story will be forthcoming.