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Former Chandler town clerk accused of embezzling over $23,000

Timothy Osha. Source: Warrick County Jail Timothy Osha. Source: Warrick County Jail

Monday afternoon, an arrest warrant was issued for former Chandler Town Clerk Timothy Osha charging him with Theft and Fraud, both Class D Felonies. 

Osha's arrest stems from an Indiana State Police investigation which revealed he allegedly made numerous unauthorized purchases from the town's account for his personal use.  Osha turned himself in at the Warrick County Jail at 3:00 p.m. and was released after posting a $1,000 cash bond.

Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation in September after being informed the Indiana State Board of Accounts discovered several suspicious credit card purchases made by Osha during a recent audit. 

During the investigation, Indiana State Police Detective Jan Kruse was able to determine Osha had made numerous unauthorized purchases during a nine month period in 2011.

Osha allegedly used the town's credit card to purchase unauthorized computers, iPads, golf cart batteries and components to build a home theatre system. 

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