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Ex-agency chief faces state forgery, theft charges

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December 18, 2013
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The former director of a child care referral agency faces forgery and theft charges on allegations she submitted fraudulent work time sheets and spent more than $6,800 in government funds for personal use, authorities said Wednesday.

Marsha Thompson of Indianapolis, the former executive director of the Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral, was arrested Tuesday on charges filed by Marion County's prosecutor, Indiana Inspector General David Thomas said.

Thompson is accused of stealing funds from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration by submitting time sheets reporting that she worked on days that she had not in June 2012. She also is accused of using a credit card issued to her agency to pay for an airplane ticket, motel room, restaurant meals, bar tabs and other personal expenses for her and her boyfriend, court documents said. The credit card charges were paid by a grant issued by FSSA.

Investigators were led to Thompson by another employee of the agency who was under suspicion and told investigators of Thompson's personal use of the credit card, a probable cause affidavit said.

The credit card charges in question began in January 2011 and ended last March. It wasn't clear when Thompson left the agency

Thompson doesn't have a published home telephone listing and she could be reached for comment. Marion County jail records indicated she was not in custody Wednesday.

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