- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a former northern Indiana official on charges alleging she embezzled more than $150,000.

The Justice Department announced Thursday that 66-year-old Mary Ray of LaPorte faces two counts each of theft of government monies and of making false statements on a tax return.

The indictment alleges the former LaPorte County deputy auditor embezzled the money between September 2011 and December 2012. It also alleges she underreported her income on her federal tax returns for those two years by failing to report the embezzled funds.

A telephone message seeking comment was left for Ray’s attorney.

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