Woman arrested on numerous theft charges

BARTHOLOMEW CO. – A Bartholomew County woman was arrested on numerous theft charges Monday by troopers after a nearly year-long investigation by the Indiana State Police-Special Investigation Section.

The investigation began in January 2020 when officials with Central Marketing Transport-Edinburgh, Indiana contacted the Indiana State Police when they discovered numerous unauthorized purchases that were made by a CMT employee.

Jennifer Matlock

During the investigation, detectives discovered that 42-year-old Jennifer L. Matlock, of Columbus, who worked as a recruiter for the company from 2013 until 2020, had used a company credit card to make numerous unauthorized personal purchases while employed with CMT.

The investigation determined that Matlock had stolen more than $230,000 from the company from 2014 to 2020 as a result of these unauthorized purchases.

Matlock allegedly used the company’s credit card to purchase gift cards from multiple businesses in Bartholomew, Johnson, and Marion Counties over a six-year period. She then used the gift cards for personal purchases.

At the conclusion of the investigation, a Bartholomew County warrant was issued for Matlock’s arrest on four felony counts of theft. Matlock was arrested Monday morning without incident and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where she was incarcerated.

Additional charges may be forthcoming in this case.