Former Indiana school treasurer charged with official misconduct

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SULLIVAN , Ind. (WTWO) — The former treasurer of the Southwest School Corp. in Sullivan County is facing charges.

Amy Kinnett has been charged with a count of official misconduct, a Level 6 felony.

Authorities said Kinnett surrendered to Indiana State Police around 9 a.m. Wednesday and was booked into the Sullivan County Jail.

State police began the investigation on Aug. 18 when a detective met with representatives from a private forensic audit unit hired by the school corporation.

The unit was hired to review financial records after allegations of possible wrongdoing were made against Kinnett.

Police said there was evidence that Kinnett used the school corporation’s credit card from 2015 to 2017 for personal use. Police said she made purchases for bridal, hotel, grocery, telephone and clothing, totaling over $6,000. Police said Kinnett also removed cash totaling over $1,000 from various envelopes in the treasurer’s office.

Authorities also said she had several checks payable to the school corporation that were not deposited within one business day of receipt, as required by Indiana law.

Police said Kinnett made substantial restitution efforts to the school corporation during the investigation.

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