Judge Takes Plea Agreement Under Advisement in Miller Case

A plea agreement has been filed in the case of former North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Connie Miller.

Special Prosecutor Michael Krebes has filed a plea agreement with the St. Joseph County Court in which Miller would plead guilty to three counts. During a telephonic conference held Monday morning, a pre-sentence investigation was requested and the plea agreement was taken under advisement.

Court officials at Starke Circuit Court have indicated that the plea agreement has yet to be filed in their court from St. Joseph County so specific details of the agreement are not available at this time. Once those documents have been filed in the court, those details will be released.

A sentencing hearing has been set before Special Judge Jerome Frese on May 13 at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph County Court.

Connie Miller is accused of taking $74,408.67 from the town of North Judson during the time in which she served as the town’s clerk-treasurer from Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2011.

Ten counts have been filed against Miller: nine counts of Theft and one count of Official Misconduct, which are Class D Felonies. The charges, which were filed Aug. 22, allege that Miller took unauthorized control over cemetery lot sales, utility receipts, and other deposits and payments from the town.