LaPorte Auditor Facing Charges For Embezzling

A federal grand jury has indicted a former LaPorte County official on charges alleging she embezzled more than $150,000. The Justice Department has announced that 66-year-old Mary Ray of LaPorte faces counts of theft of government monies and of making false statements on a tax return. The indictment alleges the former LaPorte County deputy auditor embezzled the money between September 2011 and December 2012. It also alleges she underreported her income on her federal tax returns for those two years by failing to report the embezzled funds.