Former tourism official faces 7 theft charges

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KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A former Howard County tourism official has waived her initial hearing on theft charges.

The Kokomo Tribune reports 48-year-old Kimberly Morgan of Kokomo was arrested on seven felony counts of theft. Morgan was assistant director of the Howard County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau for about 10 years before being fired in January.

Investigators allege Morgan misused a tourism bureau credit card to take more than $18,000 for her personal use since January 2012.

No number for Morgan could be found in online listings and it wasn’t clear whether she has hired an attorney. Police say she surrendered at the Howard County Jail last week and was released on $1,000 bond.

The court entered a preliminary plea of not guilty and set a trial date of Dec. 23. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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