- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MOUNT STERLING, Ohio (AP) - The former administrator of a central Ohio village is facing charges that he stole nearly $1 million from village coffers.

Authorities say 46-year-old Joseph A. Johnson stole the money during the four years he was administrator for Mount Sterling, a village of about 1,700 people southwest of Columbus.

A 30-count felony indictment unsealed Tuesday accused him of racking up $300,000 on a village credit card and a variety of other crimes while working in the $66,000-a-year job. He’s also accused of overpaying himself.

Authorities say he was arrested Tuesday at his rural home without incident. Online records didn’t list an attorney for him.

His arraignment is set for July 27.

Johnson was village administrator from January 1, 2012, until he resigned in January.

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