Report: Walkerton, Indiana Library Chief Mishandled Funds
From the South Bend Tribune:
The former director of the Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library allegedly mishandled tens of thousands of dollars, cutting himself unauthorized paychecks and spending public funds on personal dining and travel.
In a report obtained by The Tribune, state auditors said Scott Klingerman, a former library board member who served as interim director between Feb. 18, 2010, and May 2 of this year, owed the library nearly $96,000.
The State Board of Accounts report comes about two months after the library abruptly closed for several weeks amid an investigation by the FBI and state police.
The library is in Walkerton, a small town in southwest St. Joseph County.
“We had no idea,” library Board President Karyn Hesters said of the findings, adding that the state first notified her and other board members of the alleged misdeeds in May.
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