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Former court clerk arrested for stealing $10,000 in bail money

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Hampden Superior Court on State Street in Springfield. (Credit MassLive) Hampden Superior Court on State Street in Springfield. (Credit MassLive)
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Authorities said 61-year-old William Eason of Springfield used his position at Hampden Superior Court to siphon bail money in 2011 and 2012.

Eason would allegedly deposit bail payments into a bank account, but take some of that money for personal use, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Attorney General's office

The 26-year veteran was charged with two counts of larceny over $250 and use of an official position to secure unwarranted privilege. He resigned from his position Feb. 12.

Eason, who was also authorized to set and take bail, would pay back some of the money, but eventually stopped. He allegedly made numerous cash withdrawals from the bail account for personal reasons.

Authorities believe he took more than $10,800 over a nine-month period. He is scheduled to appear in Springfield District Court March 18.

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