Federal authorities are now looking into bookkeeping irregularities at the Walkerton Library. Last summer former library director Scott Klingerman was ordered to replay some $96,000 after a state audit found numerous financial irregularities. Problems included $23,000 in undocumented ATM withdrawals from the library account and money spent on out-of-state meal, hotel and travel expenses. The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office was originally investigating. According to our reporting partners at WNDU-TV, they’ve turned the matter over to the federal authorities.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.