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Webster trial continued

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SPENCER -- According to court documents, a jury trial scheduled for a former City of Brazil employee, scheduled for Monday, was canceled.

Court documents show the jury trial for former Brazil Clerk-Treasurer Tracy Webster was canceled Sept. 28.

According to the documents, a change of plea hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 23, at 3 p.m.

It had been scheduled for 9 a.m., Monday, with Judge Frank Nardi presiding.

According to documents, the Clay County Circuit Court received a fax Sept. 26, from defense counsel asking for a motion of continuance for the trial.

Documents show the court granted the request upon receipt of a hard copy from defense counsel.

At that time, the court would then reschedule a trial date for plea/sentencing hearing.

An initial hearing had been scheduled for March 2012, but according to court documents, it was rescheduled after defense counsel filed a motion for continuance.

Webster faces 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 Investigation Division and the Indiana State Board of Accounts.

The probable cause affidavit from 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, while employed in the Brazil City Clerk-Treasurer office.

The case was venued to Owen County after Clay County Prosecutor B. Lee Reberger and Webster's defense counsel came to an agreement on terms for a transfer.

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case drags on and on till the public gets tired of hearing about it,all the while,the accused gets nothing for their crime,just like terry harrison.

-- Posted by unclegrabby on Thu, Oct 4, 2012, at 1:05 AM

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