Former Fairmount trustee sentenced to home detention for theft, misconduct

Grant County Judge Warren Haas has given Former Fairmount township trustee Sheila Metzger to 912 days of home detention after she pleaded guilty to theft and official misconduct, according to RTV6.

Metzger was charged for misusing poor-relief money during her time as township trustee from 2016 to 2019.

An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit found that Metzger had used the money for herself and relatives and asked that she repay taxpayers more than $56,000.

The audit found that there were no control measures in place, with Metzger being the sole person in charge of those funds.

Records show that Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed a civil lawsuit against Metzger in order to try and recover some of that money.