Former deputy coroner pleads guilty in theft case

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Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 11:53 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Officials with the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office say former deputy coroner Christopher Leduc pleaded guilty to official misconduct and theft Wednesday morning.

They say there was no plea agreement in the case.

Leduc is accused of stealing money from a person whose death he was investigating in 2020.

Authorities say police on scene photographed $1,100 in a Wells Fargo envelope on the counter.

After Leduc took control of the scene, police say $826 was left.

Detectives say the found the Wells Fargo envelope in Leduc’s bag.

As we reported in March 2020, Leduc was also an Evansville Fire Captain.

The arrest affidavit shows police executed a search warrant on Leduc’s locker at EFD Hose House #8, as well has his house and car.

It shows police found several prescription bottles in his trash with name of the woman from the death investigation.

Leduc was fired from the coroner’s office.

In March 2020, fire officials told us he was suspended without pay. They say in September 2020, Leduc retired from the department.

At the time of his arrest, Leduc had been with EFD for 22 and half years.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 8.

Christopher Leduc
Christopher Leduc(Vanderburgh County Jail)

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