Township Trustee Asked To Repay More Than $6,000

Audit Indicates Woman Paid Herself More Than Called For

The Indiana Attorney General's Office is demanding the trustee of Clay Township in Bartholomew County repay more than $6,000.

An audit released by the State Board of Accounts indicated that Christa K. Acton paid herself an additional $3,499, and auditors racked up thousands of dollars in additional costs performing the audit, bringing the total to $6,074.

Auditors also said the trustee hired her husband's company, PJ's Mowing, to do more than $28,000 in cemetery mowing and maintenance, but the trustee did not file a conflict of interest disclosure statement.

"Every effort should be made by the governmental unit to avoid unreasonable or excessive costs," read a portion of the audit.

The Attorney General's Office sent a demand letter to Acton and the township's insurance companies in an effort to recoup the money, RTV6's Kara Kenney reported.

Acton will have 30 days to respond, or the AG's office will likely file a civil lawsuit.

More: Clay Township Letter

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