ISP: Former Jackson County Auditor Arrested on Multiple Charges

Staff report

VERSAILLES, Ind. — May 25, 2024

The former Jackson County Auditor, Staci Eglen, was arrested on May 24, 2024, on multiple charges of fraud, theft, and official misconduct following a month-long investigation by the Indiana State Police.

The investigation began in April 2024 when the Indiana State Board of Accounts discovered potential misconduct by Eglen, 44, of Seymour, Indiana, according to the ISP. Detectives determined that Eglen altered two invoices for goods and services and submitted them to the Jackson County Treasurer’s Office for reimbursement. The checks issued were then deposited into her personal bank accounts.

Further investigation revealed that Eglen received at least two checks from the Treasurer’s Office intended for her official capacity as an employee of the Hamilton Township Trustee’s Office. Instead, she allegedly deposited these checks into her personal account and used the funds for personal purchases.

In total, Eglen is accused of illegally obtaining over $18,000 from the county through fraudulent means.

The case was presented to a special prosecutor, resulting in an arrest warrant for Eglen on charges of official misconduct (four counts), theft (four counts), and fraud (two counts), all Level 6 felonies.

Eglen was arrested without incident and is currently incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail, awaiting an initial appearance in Jackson County Circuit Court. She resigned from her position as Auditor shortly after the investigation began.

Under the law, criminal charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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