WABASH, Ind. - The Indiana Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit Thursday against a former Wabash County deputy clerk to recover more than $75,000 in public funds, Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney reported.
Sara Chamberlain is accused of misappropriating taxpayer money before she was terminated.
The Wabash County Prosecutor’s Office filed criminal charges in February for three counts of theft, one count of official misconduct and one count of corrupt business influence.
A jury trial is scheduled for July 15.
A recent State Board of Accounts audit found Chamberlain caused cash shortages through a variety of methods including failing to deposit cash payments received, substituting checks for cash, voiding payments and adjusting payments to disguise the shortages in the records.
The Attorney General’s office is seeking a civil judgment against Chamberlain and can pursue collections actions such as freezing bank accounts.
“When a government employee in the court system is accused of repeatedly misappropriating the public funds placed in her care, it is a brazen violation of the public trust. My office will work diligently through this lawsuit to hold this individual accountable, recover the funds lost and reimburse the public treasury,” Zoeller said.
No time served or fines paid in work zone deaths
The driver in a deadly crash that killed two Rieth-Riley construction workers in May 2014 has not served any jail time or paid any fine.
Thousands of suspended drivers still on the road
Thousands of suspended drivers are still getting behind the wheel on Indiana roadways.
Questions remain over state's broken PR deal
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is facing new questions Monday after terminating its public relations contract with New…
Mom heartbroken waiting for co. to return videos
A Brownsburg mom is heartbroken after she shipped off her family videos to get digitized, but never got them back, Call 6 Investigator Kara…
CALL 6: Mom wants answers in toddler's death
An Indianapolis mother spoke on camera for the first time since the death of her daughter Harper Fowler, 20 months, saying she wants to know…