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|Former auditor will not receive jail time
A former Franklin County Auditor will not have to spend any time in jail according to a plea agreement filed by the parties involved.
Steve Brack intends to plead guilty to two felony Theft charges in relation to funds he allegedly took from the Brookville Kiwanis. Brack held the position of treasurer at the time for the Kiwanis.
A plea hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 13, in the Fayette Superior Court before special judge Paul L. Freed.
The plea agreement is signed by special prosecutor Richard Hertel of Ripley County, Brack and his attorney Jud McMillin.
In it, Brack plans on pleading guilty to Theft, as a class D felony and Theft, as a Level 6 Felony. He will receive one year in jail on each count to be served consecutively, meaning one after the other, with all time suspended to probation.
He will be on probation for two years. If Brack meets the terms of his probation, the charges will be reduced to class A misdemeanors, according to the plea agreement.
Brack agreed to pay back $888 in restitution to the Brookville Kiwanis.
Brack still has four counts of felony Theft filed against him due to a second case recently filed by special prosecutor A.J. Bryson of Union County. It will be heard by the same special judge.
In that case, Brack is alleged to have taken about $5,000 from the Whitcomb Methodist Church. The alleged thefts occurred between the years 2011-2013 while Brack held the position of trustee treasurer for the church.
Investigators allege Brack stole more money than that but they are limited by the statute of limitations in issuing additional charges in the case.