Trial court arraignment set for former Carthage parks director on stealing, money laundering charges

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A 9 a.m. April 22 arraignment is scheduled in Jasper County Circuit Court for former Carthage parks director Mark Peterson, who was bound over for trial Monday on stealing and money laundering charges.

According to the probable cause statement, Peterson stole more than $140,000 from the city between 2020 and 2022.

Peterson was taking money from the operation of the municipal golf course and depositing it into multiple bank accounts labeled as “Mark Peterson DBA Pete’s Pro Shop,” the statement said.

More information from the probable cause statement can be found at the link below.

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Originally appeared on The Turner Report

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