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Clerk accused of stealing $2,000 from Indiana sheriff's office

| Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

A former clerk in the Indiana County Sheriff's Department is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next week on allegations she stole more than $2,000 from the department.

Lisa R. Rice, 45, of Indiana is scheduled to appear Monday before Homer City District Judge Susanne Steffee on charges of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds, theft, receiving stolen property and tampering with records.

Rice took $2,015 over a two-year period from money collected for firearms permits, borough police allege. All the permits were honored and properly submitted, police said, but records did not reflect submission of funds for the permits.

Sheriff Robert Fyock went to police after discrepancies were found, police said.

Rice, who started working for the department in January 2007, no longer works there, Fyock said.

She is free on $10,000 unsecured bond.

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