Jennie Carter’s jury trial is expected to begin Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. in Starke Circuit Court.
Carter was arrested and charged with Theft in March 2012 after she allegedly stole $7,748.40 from the Starke County Tourism Commission on June 2, 2011.
A warrant had been issued for her arrest in March and she later pleaded not guilty to the charge of Theft in a hearing in Starke Circuit Court. Carter told Judge Kim Hall at the time that all of the money had been paid back.
Carter, 56, had access to the Starke County Tourism Commission checkbook and on June 2, 2011, a check in the amount of $7,748.40 was reportedly written to Indiana Department of Revenue for taxes. She reportedly told the Tourism Commission that she would give them information regarding the taxes at a later date. The commission was told that the taxes were from a previous employee who had not had taxes taken out of their payroll check.
On Dec. 12, 2011, the Starke County Tourism Commission sent an inquiry to the Indiana Department of Revenue for withholding tax registration. In a letter back to the commission, the Department of Revenue said its records indicated the Starke County Tourism Commission was not registered to withhold state and county withholding.
An investigation was conducted by the Indiana State Police Department and Carter was subsequently arrested on a preliminary charge of Theft.
A jury in her case will be selected Wednesday morning.