In December 2016, Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes requested Oklahoma State Bureau of investigation special agents to investigate an allegation of fraudulent withdrawals of money by Sheryl Lynne Clark from her daughter’s trust account at the Pauls Valley National Bank.
A trust fund was set up for Clark’s daughter based on money received from a Workers’ Compensation Court award due to the death of her father.
The daughter would have access to the money when she turned 18 years old. Starting in March 2014, Sheryl Clark, of Davis, made eight withdrawals from that account.
Two withdrawals were approved by a Worker’s Compensation Court judge for the “welfare and maintenance” of the girl. However, Clark made six more withdrawals totaling more than $36,000 from April 2014 to June 2015 by forging the Workers’ Compensation Court judge’s signature.
When Clark’s daughter turned 18 years old, she went to the bank to withdraw the money. That is when she learned there was no money left. OSBI special agents traced the withdrawals and forgeries to the victim’s mother.
A warrant for Clark’s arrest has been issued for six counts of forgery in the first degree and one count of embezzlement, all of which are felony crimes.
Special agents have reason to believe Clark is hiding from authorities.
Therefore, OSBI is asking for the public’s help in finding Clark, age 51.
If anyone knows where she is, please call the OSBI hotline at 1-800-522-8017.