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Deborah "Debbie" Hix, 67

Born November 27, 1951

Died June 18, 2019

Rodger Lynn Futhey, 73

Born June 9, 1946

Died June 18, 2019

Dennis Wayne Baldwin, 60

Born February 2, 1959

Died June 17, 2019

Lyle K. Jackson, 65

Born July 6, 1953

Died June 17, 2019

Scott Wayne Gauntt, 57

Born October 23, 1961

Died June 17, 2019

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Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:32 PM

Former Boynton City Clerk Candace Lang, former Boynton city water operator Willie Hopkins and current Boynton mayor Clara Kay Lang have all been charged with felony counts of embezzlement from the city. Candace Lang is also facing charges of uttering a forged instrument in excess of $15,000.

Candace Lang is alleged to have received “questionable compensation” in the amount of $76,656.98 from June 2014 to July 2016. She is also alleged to have forged multiple checks with Clara Lang’s signature. An affidavit filed with the case states she did not deny receiving the extra money, nor did she deny writing checks to herself. She told investigators the extra money was allegedly approved by the mayor and the city council and she was authorized to sign on Clara Lang’s behalf, though no minutes or records could be produced to support those claims.

Clara Lang is alleged to have received $1,078.82 in “questionable compensation,” though she stated the extra pay was for acting in the capacity of town clerk, training the new clerk and purchasing stamps for city use with personal money.

Hopkins is alleged to have received in $37,537.68 in “questionable compensation. He did not deny receiving the extra pay, but said it was for conducting repairs, purchasing materials, and hiring subcontractors through his personal business, which was working for the city. He alleges the arrangement was approved by the mayor and city council, though no records could be produced to prove that.

In total, the three are accused of stealing $115,273.48 from the city.

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