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May 9, 2013

Former auditor charged with theft

Woman accused of misusing Tipton County funds.

Tipton — Former Tipton County Auditor Amanda Inman has been charged with three counts of theft and one count of official misconduct in connection with the misuse of county funds.

Special Prosecutor Sonia Leerkamp filed the charges Wednesday with the Tipton Circuit Court following an investigation by the Indiana State Police.

The investigation started last year when former Tipton County Commissioner Jane Harper filed a complaint with Sheriff John Moses as a citizen of the county and not in her official capacity.

The four charges are all Class D felonies and carry a possible prison sentence of 6 months to 3 years.

Inman could not be reached for comment by the Kokomo Tribune.

Inman, who was elected to the auditor’s position in 2010, resigned from her position effective June 1, 2012 during a meeting with Tipton County Attorney John Brooke, County Commissioner Mike Cline and Brett Curnutt, chairman of the Tipton County Republican Party.

At the time of her resignation, Curnutt reported Inman resigned for health and personal reasons.

Following her resignation, documents obtained by the Kokomo Tribune showed the Inman used county funds to pay utility bills at her residence.

There was a wire transfer on March 27, 2012, in the amount of $312.47 to TDS, a communications company, and on April 13, $389.18 was paid to Vectren Energy.

Those funds have since been repaid to the county.

In 2011, Inman repaid the county $268.13 for a stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in which her family joined her for a second night and for food at a conference.

After the disclosure of the misuse of county funds, Brooke said he was turning the information over to the Indiana State Board of Accounts.

Since her resignation, Tipton County has spent $50,000 on a consultant to help balance the county’s books and to balance the books with the county’s bank accounts.

Numerous problems were found in the operation of the auditor’s office including making double payments of bills, paying late fees and interest and a failure to post receipts and expenditures into the proper accounts.

An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of the office is continuing and expected to be released by the end of the month.

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