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Former Albemarle Court Clerk Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

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A former Albemarle County Circuit Court deputy clerk pleaded guilty Friday morning to felony embezzlement.

Dayna Awkard, 43, admitted to taking thousands of dollars while working with the courts.

Prosecutors originally accused Awkard of pocketing nearly $14,000 since 2009. Prosecutors alleged that she took the money from cash payments made for civil case filings - like name changes and divorces.

Awkard turned herself in last month after a grand jury indictment. She resigned from her post as deputy clerk in March.

A pre-sentence report and sentencing hearing is scheduled for October 24.

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