On Monday, a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller resulted in the arrest of Angelina M. Monroe, 38, Sharpsville, IN. Monroe was a former billing clerk for the Wabash City Wastewater Treatment Plant. She was arrested yesterday afternoon when she turned herself into deputies at the Wabash County Jail. Officers served Monroe with a Wabash Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging felony charges for official misconduct, two charges of theft, and one count for corrupt business influence.
In August 2017, Detective Maller started an investigation after an Indiana State Board of Accounts audit allegedly revealed missing funds in accounts controlled by Monroe.
The investigation revealed that Monroe’s responsibilities required her to collect various fees paid to the Wabash City Waste Water Treatment Plant. She was also required to keep an accurate accounting record of the total dollar amount of the fees paid. She purportedly misrepresented the dollar amount and allegedly stole funds and kept the monies for personal use. The investigation revealed that that from September 2013 until May 2017, Monroe allegedly stole approximately $152,127.54.
She is incarcerated in the Wabash County Jail with a $50,000 cash bond.