May 22, 2017-According to a release from the Indiana State Police, a former elected clerk-treasurer in Kingsford Heights, Indiana was taken into custody today and charged with two counts of theft and one count of official misconduct today. “The Indiana State Police were asked to investigate in April 2017 when the town attorney for Kingsford Heights noticed a problem with the time sheets being submitted for hours claimed but not worked.”
According to the Statement, “Preliminary investigation by Detective Mike Bailey revealed that the position of clerk treasurer in the town of Kingsford Heights is paid hourly not salary, and that a review of the time sheets showed that Patricia Arnett, 46 of Kingsford Heights, was not working the hours she claimed.”
State Police say that Arnett assumed office in January 2016 and resigned some time in April, 2017. She was taken into custody and transported to the LaPorte County Jail earlier today according to the statement.
No word on how all of those referrals from the Office of the Lake County Prosecutor are coming along.
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