Former Jennings County employee accused of stealing more than $60,000 in county money


Cathy Jo Robertson

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JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. (Jan. 21, 2016) – Indiana State Police arrested a former Jennings County deputy clerk and auditor in a theft case this week.

Cathy Jo Robertson, 40, North Vernon, was charged with 37 counts of theft and nine counts of forgery following an investigation that started in 2013, when an audit showed money missing from the County Clerk and Auditor offices. Unauthorized checks were also issued while Robertson worked for those offices, police said.

Between January 2009 and April 2011, Robertson diverted more than $61,000 from the Jennings County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, police said, and transferred it to herself. Between July 2013 and October 2013, she’s accused of forging checks totaling more than $3,500 when she worked for the Jennings County Auditor’s Office.

On Thursday, an arrest warrant was issued for Robertson, who turned herself in at the Jennings County Jail. She’s due in court next month.

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