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Former Coshocton County Agricultural Society Secretary Indicted on Multiple Charges
Columbus – Based on an investigation by Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Special Investigations Unit, a Coshocton County grand jury today indicted Former Coshocton County Agricultural Society Secretary Pamela Bordenkircher on one count of Grand Theft (F4) and four counts of Theft (F5).
“Public officials who exploit their position to defraud taxpayers had better be prepared to pay the inevitable legal consequences,” Auditor Faber said.
Bordenkircher began working for the agricultural society in August 2013 and resigned October 26, 2015. The indictment alleges that during that time she stole $41,831.10 in cash, funds, and checks. The indictment also alleges she made unauthorized credit card purchases with an agricultural society credit card.
At the request of Coshocton County Prosecutor Jason Given, Auditor Faber’s Special Investigations Unit will be assisting with the prosecution of Bordenkircher.
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.