Code Enforcement Employee Stole $20,000 In Permit Fees
WISH-TV reports that a 23-year-old employee of the Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement stole at least $20,000 in permit fees the Department collected during a 9-month period. The employee no longer works for the Department and WISH-TV is not identifying him until he is formally charged. The employee, who worked as a cashier, presumably pocketed fees that were paid in cash since most fees are paid by check. It doesn't look like there was much oversight in the office for the employee to be able to steal for that long before anyone noticed something was amiss. The Department claims it has implemented new procedures to prevent the situation from recurring. Rick Powers serves as the Department's director.