TIPTON, Ind. (AP) — The former auditor of a central Indiana county is pleading guilty to a felony official misconduct charge over using taxpayer money to pay her personal bills.
Amanda Inman Mitchell was elected Tipton County's auditor in 2010 and resigned in June 2012. A Tipton County judge is scheduled on Nov. 1 to decide whether to accept her plea agreement with prosecutors.
Special Prosecutor Sonia Leerkamp tells the Kokomo Tribune that the agreement includes dismissing three counts of theft against Mitchell.
A state audit of the rural county about 30 miles north of Indianapolis found Mitchell used about $700 in county money to pay utility bills for her home. That money has been repaid.
The audit also found late payment charges on county bills blamed on Mitchell.
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