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Former Risingsun Fiscal Officer Indicted in Theft of $23,987 From Village Bank Account
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 18, 2022
Columbus — Robin Hindall faces third-degree felony counts of theft in office and tampering with records in the indictment, filed in Wood County Common Pleas Court on Thursday.
Among other bookkeeping issues, state auditors identified multiple unexplained cash withdrawals from the village’s bank account between April and August 2018, totaling $21,087. Additionally, the Special Investigations Unit determined two donations totaling $2,500 and park rental transactions totaling $400 were not deposited into the village’s bank account.
Since 2019, the Special Investigations Unit has assisted in 77 convictions resulting in nearly $2.7 million in restitution (SIU Convictions Map). The team receives hundreds of tips of suspected fraud annually. Tips can be submitted anonymously online or via SIU’s fraud hotline at 1-866-FRAUD-OH (1-866-372-8364).
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.