Audit finds $280K Taken from School Before Suicide Created by kblakeslee on 6/20/2013 1:04:37 PM
AKRON, Ind. (AP) _ A state audit has found that the treasurer of a northern Indiana school district embezzled about $280,000 before police say she committed suicide soon after being questioned.
The Kosciusko (kahs-ee-AHS'-koh) County Sheriff's Department says several Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. checks and district credit card receipts for personal items were found in a purse that was stolen from 50-year-old Sherri Adamson.
The Rochester Sentinel and The Journal Gazette report an officer and the district superintendent confronted Adamson on Jan. 7. She said she made a mistake then fled. The department says she shot herself in woods near her rural Rochester home.
State auditors say Adamson made about $245,000 in improper credit card charges since June 2010 along with nearly $35,000 in checks made to herself or her creditors.