A lengthy investigation leads to arrests of Luce Township trustee and her clerk

SPENCER CO. – In January of 2020, The Indiana State Police and the Indiana State Board of Accounts were asked to investigate former Spencer County Luce Township Trustee Sarah Frederick and Trustee’s Clerk Angela Ward. The allegations against the former trustee and clerk included acts of theft, obstruction of justice, and official misconduct.

When the investigation was completed, Indiana State Police Master Trooper Detective Tony Guinn presented his report to Special Prosecutor Kurt Leinenbach.

On Thursday, September 9, the Spencer County Circuit Court issued warrants for Frederick and Ward.

Sarah Frederick

On Friday, September 10, troopers for the Indiana State Police Jasper Post arrested Sarah Frederick on the charges of
official misconduct, a Level 6 felony, two counts of theft, a Level 6 felony, and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.

Angela Ward

On Friday, September 11, troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post arrested Angela Ward on the charges of:
official misconduct, a Level 6 felony, obstruction of justice, a Level 6 felony, three counts of theft, a Level 6 felony, and theft a Class A misdemeanor.

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