AG Hawley Files Public Corruption Charges Against Former Greenville City Clerk

Jul 19, 2018, 09:04 AM
Jul 19, 2018, 09:03 AM

Jefferson City, Mo. – 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.