Ex-Indiana town marshal pleads guilty to forgery, theft

PRINCETON, IN (AP) - The former marshal of a southern Indiana town has pleaded guilty to charges that he ordered part-time officers to submit falsified time sheets and then kept the money.

Former Haubstadt Town Marshal Micah Rulli made the plea Thursday in a Gibson County court on felony counts of theft and official misconduct. The Princeton Daily Clarion reports prosecutors dropped forgery charges and another count of theft.

State troopers arrested Rulli in March after investigators found Rulli told two officers in the town about 20 miles north of Evansville to add hours to their time sheets and give the extra money to him for buying equipment if needed. Police said the fraudulent pay totaled about $350.

Rulli is to be sentenced Nov. 1 and faces six months to three years in prison.

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