The Texarkana Gazette reports that Fonda Hawthorne,  61, who served one term in the state House as a Democrat from Ashdown in 2013 and 2014, was arrested this week for theft — making some $16,000 in questionable charges on the debit card of the Little River Chamber of Commerce, of which she is executive director.

Officers investigated after a tip from a bank.

She made a court appearance Thursday and was released on a $7,500 bond.