Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a lawsuit against the former director of the Walkerton library, who’s accused of improper and unauthorized spending of public funds. The suit demands that Scott Klingerman repay the nearly $96,000 a recent State Board of Accounts audit found he embezzled from the library. According to our reporting partners at WNDU-TV, Zoeller says the audit results authorize him to take legal action. Audit findings indicate Klingerman made unauthorized withdrawals from library accounts to pay for personal health club memberships, restaurant and bar tabs and out-of-town hotels. Zoeller’s office has filed a complaint in St. Joseph County Superior Court to recover the funds.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.