Jennie Carter Charged with Theft

Jennie Carter

The woman who was at the center of a controversy that ultimately involved the Starke County Tourism Office and Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County was arrested yesterday on a State Police warrant and charged with Theft. Jennie Carter was booked into the Starke County Jail and eventually bonded out on a $5,000 cash bond.

Carter was accused of mishandling $7,140 in 2011. She eventually admitted to the misappropriation of the funds and agreed to pay it back by March 15th of this year.

She has maintained her position as Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County Coalition Coordinator. It’s not known how the arrest will impact the annual Double Dare youth program that is held in mid-April. Carter is in charge of the event.