Lee County: Husband and wife accused of stealing from 2 year college system

Opelika, Ala. (WSFA) -- A Lee County husband and wife arrested, accused of stealing money from the state's two year college system.

The sheriff of lee county tells WSFA 12 News 52-year-old Dana Clements and 74-year-old Jimmy Clements of Opelika both face 2 counts of theft in the first degree.  The arrests are part of an investigation by the Attorney General's office into the 2 year college system.

St. Clair county District Attorney Richard Minor is leading the case, because Attorney General Troy King has recused himself.

Minor tells our news partner WBRC the Clements are accused of taking money from Southern Union Community College in Opelika.

The Clements are out of jail, and they're due in court February 4th for their arraignment.