Indiana sheriff’s secretary accused of stealing over $18,000

Trinity Tucker

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (ADAMS) – A former southern Indiana sheriff’s secretary is looking at charges after investigators say she stole money from the department.

Prosecutors say Trinity Tucker took more than $18,000 from the Posey County Sheriff’s office.

The sheriff says the money was mainly cash payments that she never deposited. Tucker left the sheriff’s office last year.

Indiana State Police say they initiated a criminal investigation in August after the discovery of missing funds from the Posey County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Tom Latham contacted the Indiana State Board of Accounts for an in-depth review of their account. The Indiana State Board of Accounts conducted an audit and revealed money was missing from the Posey County Sheriff’s Office. The audit also revealed Tucker, 42, of Mt. Vernon, was the secretary for the Posey County Sheriff’s Office and was responsible for the bank account during the time funds were missing. The alleged missing funds occurred during former Sheriff Greg Oeth’s term in office.

Further investigation revealed Trinity Tucker was responsible for collecting all money coming into the sheriff’s office and for making all deposits into their bank account. Between January 2015 and December 2018, Tucker allegedly stole $18,621.37 from the Posey County Sheriff’s Office. Tucker resigned from her position in February 2019.

After reviewing the investigation, criminal charges were filed by Posey County Prosecutor Thomas Clowers.

On Thursday, Tucker was arrested after surrendering to Indiana State Police at the Posey County Jail where she posted bond and was released.

Arrested and Charges:

Trinity Tucker, 42, Mt. Vernon, IN
4 Counts of Theft, Class 6 Felony
Investigating Officer: Detective Tim Denby, Indiana State Police Special Investigations, Organized Crime and Corruption Section