Saturday, July 26, 2014

Whitley County Auditor Asked To Take Leave While Under Investigation


Discrepancies uncovered during a state board of accounts audit of the Whitley County Auditor's Office suggesting funds had been misappropriated led to a request by the county commissioners that Jennifer McGuire, the elected auditor, take a leave of absence from her work. News reports say McGuire was led from her office by human resources early Friday afternoon as she started a period of paid leave while investigators sort through financial records in her office.

Whitley Co. Commissioner George Schrumpf declined to discuss what matters had been uncovered by the audit when commissioners recently discussed its findings with state auditors. The most recently available audit on the state board of account's website gave the office a clean bill of health. Schrumpf said the matter had been turned over to the county prosecutor for further investigation after "some discrepancies in accounts" were uncovered during the audit. Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler told the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette that misappropriation of funds was part of his investigation. Indiana State Police investigators are assisting the prosecutor's office in the investigation.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

My guess is that the Whitley County Prosecutor will ask for a Special Prosecutor? Anyone's name come to mind?

If criminal charges are likely to be filed, then there would likely also be a Special Judge from out-of-county.

Anonymous said...

There is a lot more corruption and contempt of court orders by this women and mike spelling and the treasurer malfeasance concerning tax lien certificate auctions and tax deeds for several properties reported about a year ago to reporter Christine Workman @Post and Mail never written about cause no 92C01-1109-MI-555

Anonymous said...

Are your mommy & daddy going to bail you out of this one too? Does your fraud go all the way back to your husbands death that was also under investigation? Karma is a BITCH!

Anonymous said...

ANONYMOUS...SOUNDS LIKE SOUR GRAPES ON YOUR PART!
NO FACTS JUST MUD SLINGING!

KEEP YOUR PERSONAL BIAS OUT OF THE NEWSPAPER!

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about when it comes to Mike Spelling and the tax deeds???? I'm a bit confused as to what you are referring to?

John Slusher said...

Just showing your ignorance here.

Anonymous said...

Thanks John for the kind words.... I'm from out of town & was doing a search to find out more about what was going on with the Auditor.

Maybe you should think before speak ( type )