Former rec district fiscal officer owes $2K to district

HARDIN COUNTY — The McDonald-Roundhead Joint Recreational District’s formal fiscal officer, Jennifer Henkle, has been issued a finding for recovery of $2,000 after state investigators found that Henkle withdrew the funds from the district’s checking account in 2017.

Auditor of State Keith Faber issued the finding last week.

“Theft in office is a serious crime that will not be treated lightly,” Faber said in a press release. “The $2,000 the fiscal officer stole turned into jail time, restitution of even more money and a criminal record. Theft just doesn’t pay off.”

Henkle was sentenced to 20 days in jail and five years of community control and was ordered to pay $8,068 in restitution in order to pay back the cost of the audit.

According to the auditor’s office, Henkle’s bonding company, CNA Surety, is jointly and severally liable in the amount of $2,000.

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