Ohio village employees indicted on theft charges

MARTINSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio say three village employees have been charged with theft in office and other counts, with one allegedly diverting thousands of dollars for meth labs.

Clinton County’s sheriff and prosecutor and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the indictments of three Martinsville employees today. They say two more people are still under investigation.

Authorities say Carole Robinson as village council president allowed the other two people indicted to receive salaries without doing work. Her grandson James Robinson allegedly used village funds on personal expenses including supplies for cooking methamphetamine. Authorities say they uncovered four meth labs, one in the village pump house.

The Robinsons were in jail today pending a Thursday court appearance. Police are seeking the third suspect.

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