Thursday, November 07, 2013
Town Clerk-Treasuer Gets Slap On The Wrist For Using Town's Credit Card For Personal Purchases
Sunman Town Clerk-Treasurer Kris Schneider used the town's credit card to make $3,600 in personal purchases at the local Walmart store over a 2-year period. Judge Jon Webster dropped a felony official misconduct charge filed against Schneider to a Class A misdemeanor because she made full restitution and the town's leaders praised her years of service to the town. It's not even clear that Schneider will be forced to give up the office that she has held for 23 years despite getting caught red handed stealing taxpayer dollars, which was uncovered during a state board audit. The Class A misdemeanor the judge entered against her carries a sentence of only one year of probation. Poor Charlie White got charged and convicted of a felony theft charge for drawing a paycheck as a Fishers Town Council member that he was entitled by law to receive as long as he served in office, even after he repaid the salary he earned for a several month period after he moved out of his district. As Charlie says, he was prosecuted as a class of one.