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Attorney General Freezes Brownstown Clerk-Treasurer's Assets

Last updated on Tuesday, December 8, 2009

(BROWNSTOWN, IN) - The Indiana Attorney General accuses the Brownstown Clerk-Treasurer of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In the first use of Indiana's new public-accountability law, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is going after 56-year-old Rebecka Fee for allegedly overpaying herself $1,000 to $4,000 biweekly as the town's top financial officer.

A state board of accounts audit indicates the scheme totaled more than $365,000 between January 2006 and October of this year.

The Attorney General's Office has obtained a temporary restraining order against fee to prevent her from selling or transferring any of her property or assets.

Fee remains the elected Clerk-Treasurer but has not performed office duties since October, when the town council appointed an interim Clerk-Treasurer to manage town funds.

Once the State Board of Accounts' final audit is complete, the Attorney General's Office plans to file a civil collections lawsuit and seek a judgment against fee to recover public funds from fee.

No criminal charges have been filed against her.

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