Randolph Co. school board member indicted for theft

Randolph Co. school board member indicted for theft
Posted at 4:00 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 16:00:53-04

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A Monroe Central school board member has been indicted for theft, records obtained by Call 6 Investigates show.

The grand jury indictment, filed September 18,  accuses Michelle D. Phillips of exerting unauthorized control over the property of Monroe Central Bears Backers.

The alleged theft took place between December 2016 and May 2017, according to the indictment.

Phillips has not been arrested and instead was served with a summons to appear in court on October 10.

She is currently listed as the school board secretary on the district’s website.

Call 6 Investigates was unable to reach Phillips for a response.

If convicted she would by law be removed from the board, according to Superintendent Adrian Moulton.

“Because there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty, Mrs. Phillips may remain on the Board unless she decides to resign,” said Moulton in an email to Call 6 Investigates. “She has made no indication of her plans to resign from the Board at this time.”

The school district is located about 10 miles east of Muncie in Randolph County.

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