Former La Porte Co. clerk treasurer arrested for theft

Posted at 2:03 PM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 18:54:03-04

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- Police arrested a former clerk treasurer Monday on two counts of theft and one count of official misconduct.

Patricia Arnett, 46, formerly served as the clerk treasurer for the town of Kingsford Heights in La Porte County.

Police say they were asked to investigate when the town attorney noticed a problem with the time sheets being submitted for hours claimed, but not worked.

The investigation revealed Arnett was not working the hours she claimed, police said.

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She was elected in January 2016 and resigned last month. She’s due in court on May 24.

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