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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.
  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.
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Former bookkeeper faces theft charges

A former bookkeeper with the Wabash County Clerk’s Office was arrested Friday morning, accused of taking about $75,000, Indiana State Police said.

Sara Chamberlain, 44, of Urbana, was charged with three counts of theft, one count of official misconduct and one count of corrupt business influence, according to a statement issued by state police at Peru.

State police said the investigation by Detective Tony Frawley began in September after an Indiana State Board of Accounts audit indicated that funds were missing in accounts controlled by the clerk’s office.

Police said it is believed that Chamberlain misrepresented the dollar amounts of fees paid to the clerk’s office and deposited some of the money into her personal bank account. She was being held in the Wabash County Jail on a surety bond of $12,500 plus an additional $1,000.

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