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Former Sheriff Sentenced To Two Months In Prison

Last updated on Friday, November 14, 2008

(GREENCASTLE) - Former Putnam County Sheriff Mark Frisbie will spend two months in prison after being sentenced Thursday for a felony charge of federal program theft.

Federal Judge Larry Mckinney also ordered Frisbie to serve four months on home detention and two years on probation.

Frisbie pleaded guilty in August and resigned from his job after a federal indictment charged that he used a sheriff's department credit card and checking account to pay expenses for his consulting firm, travel expenses and campaign supplies.

A state audit found that $4,400 was missing or had been misspent.

US Attorney Tim Morrison says more than $12,500 in federal money was diverted to cover expenses incurred by Frisbie's private company and some money was used to pay for supplies related to his re-election campaign.

Frisbie could have been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine.

He was allowed to leave the courtroom following his sentence.

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