Arrest of former Centerton city employee sparks special meeting

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CENTERTON, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The arrest of a former city employee prompts a special meeting for Centerton.

The Centerton City Council discussed new purchasing policies on December 20 in hopes of preventing a similar incident in the future.

According to police, former Head of Public Works Ricky Hudson was arrested December 16 for spending upwards of $62,000 on personal things with city money.

Hudson is facing felony charges of theft of property and fraudulent use of a credit or debit card.

Police say an audit is ongoing to determine if Hudson bought other products.

This is a developing story. Stay with KNWA/FOX24 for updates.

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