Hardin treasurer employee indicted once again


First Posted: 5/23/2008

KENTON - A grand jury once again indicted a former Hardin County Treasurer's Office employee of taking more than $5,000 from the office.

Prosecutors withdrew the original nine-count indictment before Deanna Polen's scheduled trial began Monday, fearing the indictment lacked information about Polen's state of mind now required after an Ohio Supreme Court ruling.

The new nine-count indictment includes the same charges, including one count of theft in office and seven counts of tampering with records, both third-degree felonies. Polen, 46, also faces one charge of forgery, a fifth-degree felony.

James T. Manken, of the Ohio Auditor's office, remains the special prosecutor on the case.

Read more about this story in Saturday's The Lima News.