Former sheriff’s secretary arrested on theft chargeDecember 6, 2019
Form Local Sources
MT. VERNON — The former secretary at the Posey County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Thursday on four counts of felony theft.
Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation in August after the discovery of missing funds from the Posey County Sheriff’s Office. Police say Sheriff Tom Latham contacted the Indiana State Board of Accounts for an in-depth review of the account.
An audit revealed money was missing, according to state police. Trinity Tucker, 42, of Mt. Vernon, was the secretary for the Posey County Sheriff’s Office and was responsible for the bank account during the time funds were missing, according to authorities.
State police allege the funds went missing during former Sheriff Greg Oeth’s term in office.
Further investigation revealed Tucker was responsible for collecting all money coming into the sheriff’s office and for making all deposits into their bank account, according to state police. Between January 2015 and December 2018, police allege, Tucker stole $18,621.37 from the sheriff’s office. She resigned from her position in February 2019.
After reviewing the investigation, criminal charges were filed by Posey County Prosecutor Thomas Clowers and Tucker was arrested Thursday afternoon after surrendering to state police at the Posey County Jail where she posted bond and was released.
She is charged with four Level 6 felony counts of theft.
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