The former Town Clerk of Hallwood was arrested last Thursday. Angela H. Taylor was charged with over 60 counts of felony embezzlement. Taylor is currently out on bail.
Taylor aroused suspicion last year when her car, which contained the written books for the town, mysteriously caught fire on a remote area of Wessells Farm Road west of Hallwood. Taylor claimed she was on her way to take the records to an auditor in Oak Hall.
The Virginia State Police has been investigating the case. Taylor will be arraigned in Accomack County District Court on February 27 unless she retains an attorney before that time.