- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SOUTH AMHERST, Ohio (AP) - The clerk-treasurer of a small northeast Ohio village has been charged with stealing more than $500,000 from the town to buy lottery tickets and write herself checks.

Former South Amherst clerk-treasurer Kim Green was indicted by a grand jury last week on theft, records-tampering and other charges. She’s scheduled to be arraigned this week.

Green served as clerk-treasurer since 2010. She resigned last month.

The $500,000 Green is accused of stealing is equal to about a quarter of what the village spends in a year. In 2013, the village spent $1.9 million.

Police say much of the stolen money was spent on lottery tickets, including some at the gas station where 53-year-old Green worked in addition to her village position.

A message to her attorney seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned.

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