North Judson Reimbursed Part of Allegedly Embezzled Funds

The town of North Judson recently received a check from their insurance company for the alleged embezzlement of cemetery lot sales, utility receipts, and other deposits and payments from the town by former clerk-treasurer Connie Miller. Current Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry explained that the insurance company issued a check in the amount of $51,791.13, and Henry said that she has since sent a detailed list to the State Board of Accounts of which departments will be credited with portions of that money, and, following their approval, issued those credits to the department.

Meanwhile, she said she’s still waiting to hear from the bond company that covered the town during 2010 as to how much they will reimburse the town as well. Henry explained that Miller had been covered by a personal bond with an insurance company, but in late 2010, a law changed allowing the town’s insurance company to cover the clerk-treasurer’s bond. So, in 2011, Henry said Miller was covered through the town’s liability insurance.

The charges against Miller stem from a special report for the town of North Judson filed by the State Board of Accounts in 2011, alleging financial discrepancies totaling $74,408.67 during the period of time between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2011. Miller was asked to reimburse the town for the alleged discrepancies.