Thursday, December 19, 2013
Former Child Care Worker Charged With Theft And Forgery
Marion Co. Prosecutor Terry Curry filed theft and forgery charges against Marsha Thompson, the former executive director of the Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral. Her agency receives funding from the Family & Social Services Administration. She is accused of filing fraudulent time sheets and spending more than $6,800 for personal use. According to the complaint, Thompson used a credit card issued to her agency to buy an airplane ticket, motel room, restaurant meals, bar tabs and other personal expenses for her and her boyfriend. According to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, state investigators learned of the theft and forgery while investigating another employee of the agency who told them about Thompson's use of the credit card for improper purposes. The fraudulent credit card charges allegedly began in January, 2011 and continued through March of this year. The fraudulent time sheets were submitted in June, 2012 according to the complaint.