2012-03-13 / Front Page

Putnam County Woman Arrested For Theft

A Cloverdale woman has been arrested by the Indiana State Police Special Investigation Section for alleged felony theft of nearly $38,000.

Kimberly Ann Wright, 46, of Cloverdale, was arrested at 6:00 p.m. on March 7th for two counts of Class D felony theft. The warrants were issued by the Putnam Circuit Court. Wright was incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail with bond set at $15,000, 10 percent allowable. She was arrested without incident at a local Cloverdale business, unrelated to the crimes.

The investigation originated on February 9, 2012 after the Stardust Hills Association Board contacted the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office requesting assistance with a possible theft. The investigation was then assigned to Indiana State Police First Sergeant Scott Stockton. As the case progressed, investigators found that Ms. Wright allegedly took $33,000 for personal use while performing her duties as office manager for Stardust Hills Association. Ms. Wright was also alleged to have taken $5000 while serving as treasurer for the Cloverdale Mainstreet Association. The alleged thefts are to have occurred sometime during the period of January 2009 until March of 2012. Wright served as office manager from February 2006 until mid February of 2012. The dates of her tenure as Cloverdale Mainstreet Treasurer are unknown.

At this time, additional charges are not expected.

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

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