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Former city employee pre-trial scheduled

Friday, September 2, 2011

SPENCER -- A pre-trial conference for a former City of Brazil employee has been scheduled for Tuesday.

Former Brazil Clerk-Treasurer Tracy Webster is scheduled to appear at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, in the Owen County Courthouse.

Owen County Circuit Court Judge Frank Nardi will preside over the proceedings.

In late June, Clay Superior Court Judge J. Blaine Akers recused himself from the case due to the perception of "potential bias, prejudice or the appearance of impropriety in the case," as his and Webster's families are acquainted and granted a Change of Venue motion.

The prosecution and Webster's defense counsel came to an agreement on terms to a transfer of the case to Owen County.

A jury trial date has not been scheduled.

Webster is facing formal charges of Class C felony Forgery and three counts of Class D felony Theft.

The allegations stem from a five-month investigation between the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigative Division and Indiana State Board of Accounts.

The probable cause affidavit in the case alleged Webster was involved in a total of $19,550.54 of unauthorized vendor payments, in addition to overpayment of compensation and/or benefits on numerous occasions between May 4, 2007, and Nov. 21, 2008.

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Hmmm,I would say she took advantage of a situation and got caught. She's obviously intelligent enough to get hired for the position, but she made a bad choice along the way, maybe to much QVC???

Remember how our parents always told us about the choices we make in life?

Pay the fines, including court costs for the state, serve community service.

Bankruptcy, I don't believe excludes you from paying fines in a criminal case. The main punishment is a huge blow to her credibility that will take some time to repair.

Move on with life. She's no Casey Anthony!

-- Posted by coltsbeer on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 1:27 AM

Intelligence a lot of time has nothing to do with getting hired by a government agency. Your standing in the party does.

-- Posted by Matt Dillion on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 3:58 PM

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