The mayor's statement references the arrest earlier this week of former Greensburg Chief of Police Stacey Chasteen, who, according to court documents, admitted to stealing nearly $73,000 from the Greensburg Police Department's evidence room.
That amount was seized as financial evidence from one 2012 case, but state investigators said they discovered cash evidence missing from more than a dozen other criminal cases during their audit of the evidence room in January.
The former police chief, who resigned in December, faces charges of official misconduct and theft.
Court documents allege that Stacey Chasteen
stole the evidence money and lost it to an out-of-control gambling habit.
panicked and confided in her
husband in June 2013 that she
had stolen and gambled away nearly $73,000 in police evidence funds and wished to return them, investigators said.
The couple, through the use of their own funds and by borrowing a substantial amount of money from friends, said they were able to collect about $70,000.
According to court documents, Stacey Chasteen
"represented to her
husband that she
was going to put the money back [into the police department's evidence room].
surrendered to authorities this week and was released after posting bond.
is scheduled to make her
initial court appearance at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 in Decatur Circuit Court.
A statement from the Decatur County
Prosecutor's Office released to the Daily News
earlier this week says prosecutors are not pursuing criminal charges against any other person in regards to the case against Stacey Chasteen