A former township fiscal officer was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing nearly $138,000 in township funds.
According to the Auditor of State's office, former Clinton Township fiscal officer Rebecca Christian pleaded guilty and waived her right to an indictment on Nov. 20, 2012. She was charged with one count of theft in office, and one count of tampering with records.
The investigation began when the Clinton Township Police Department contacted Auditor Dave Yost's office in July 2012. A review of the township and Christian's personal bank records showed numerous transfers of public money into Christian's personal account, totaling nearly $138,000 more than her set pay.
Christian will serve two years of incarceration for the theft in office charge and another two years for the tampering with records charge.
She was also ordered to repay $137,818.33 as restitution.