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State Sues Former County Deputy Auditor

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The state of Indiana and LaPorte County are suing a former LaPorte County government employee to recover more than 153-thousand dollars in public funds the ex-employee is accused of embezzling. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed suit in LaPorte County Circuit Court Monday against Mary Ray, a former deputy auditor. Zeller's office says in an audit issued February 21, the State Board of Accounts found 150 instances where county funds had been embezzled from the county Auditor’s Office between September 2011 and December 2012 and concluded Ray was responsible for the loss of those funds. The state Attorney General’s jurisdiction in such cases is a civil matter, as the U.S. Attorney’s Office and county prosecutors have sole jurisdiction whether to pursue criminal charges.  Zoeller's office says the lawsuit in which the county has joined the state as plaintiff seeks repayment of $153,002.46 from Ray, plus an additional $45,815.25 in accounting costs incurred by state examiners who investigated and calculated the loss, for a total demand of $198,817.71. 
 


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