Ex-Bunker Hill clerk treasurer pleads guilty to stealing from taxpayers and avoids prison time

Lisa Wilson reaches plea agreement

MIAMI COUNTY, IND. -- A former Town of Bunker Hill clerk-treasurer pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of theft amid allegations she used taxpayer money for personal expenses.

Lisa Wilson reached a plea agreement in which Miami County prosecutors agreed to dismiss the official misconduct charge.

Wilson will serve a one and a half year sentence including nine months on home detention with the Miami County Community Corrections program and the remainder Wilson will serve on probation.

Call 6 Investigates reached a message Thursday for Wilson’s attorney Jeffrey Stanton.

Wilson was arrested following an investigation by the Indiana State Board of Accounts and Indiana State Police.

A recent State Board of Accounts audit asked Wilson to pay $73,424 to the state of Indiana and the town after a special investigation found she funneled money into her business, Hoosier State Realty, and purchased items at a home improvement store, including landscaping materials, that were found at Wilson’s residence.

Auditors also found Wilson used city checking accounts to pay her personal debts, usually utility or credit card bills

The State Board of Accounts met with Wilson who was unable to justify her actions, according to probable cause affidavit.

Wilson is just the latest in a string of public officials in Bunker Hill accused of misconduct.

Indiana State Police arrested former town marshal of Bunker Hill Aaron Dague on five criminal charges including official misconduct, obstruction of justice, forgery, and aiding the impersonation of a public servant.

The charges against Dague are still pending.

The town of Bunker Hill has a population of 875 and is six square miles.

In 2015, former Bunker Hill Court Clerk Careena Byers was convicted on forgery charges.

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