Township Assessor Arrested for Theft

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MACON COUNTY -  The Assessor for the Whitmore-Oakley Township in Macon County is arrested after police say she stole over $70,000 which was used for the purchase of drugs.

39-year-old Tricia Napier was in charge of finances and checking accounts for the townships. Township Leaders alerted the Macon County Sheriff's Office after overdraft notices were sent. 

During an investigation officials from the township noticed that statements were missing from 2015. During a search of the bank transactions they found Napier had 88 checks with forged signatures beginning January 2015 and ending in January 2016. One of which was made out to her husband in the amount of $2,600.

When Napier was questioned about her overdraft by township leaders she advised the accounts were missing over $70,000 and that she had used the money for  her addiction to OxyContin pills.

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