By Don Wagner firstname.lastname@example.org
3:44 PM EST, January 29, 2013
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY – A former clerk-treasurer for Roseland, who is charged with digging into the town’s till, turned herself in to police on Wednesday.
The St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office on Tuesday filed criminal counts against Susan Hammons.
Hammons, 61, is accused of using money from the town of Roseland’s bank account between May 1 and June 30, 2009 to pay the rent on her private residence.
She’s charged with three class D felonies.
WSBT has learned that Hammons turned herself in shortly before 10 a.m. and was booked into the St. Joseph County Jail on $25,000 bond.
Hammons resigned as clerk-treasurer in the late summer of 2011.
Just before her resignation, a state audit raised some questions – from misplacing receipts to inaccurate reimbursement reports.
The report also said Hammons misplaced money into the wrong accounts.
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