Police search Indiana county official’s home

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FILE - This Nov. 18, 2009 file photo shows credit and bank cards with electronic chips.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

GOSPORT, Ind. (AP) — State police investigators have searched the home of a central Indiana county official for hundreds of items she’s suspected of buying for herself with county credit cards.

A state police detective says in court documents it appears Angie Lawson misspent more than $340,000 on personal purchases during a five-year period while the Republican was the Owen County auditor and then a county council member.

The Herald-Times reports the affidavit lists purchases from Wal-Mart stores including diamond rings, televisions, computers, generators, hundreds of DVDs and patio furniture.

Special prosecutor Bob Cline says investigators were still doing an inventory of items taken from Lawson’s home near Gosport on Tuesday.

No charges have been filed against Lawson. She doesn’t have a listed telephone number to be called for comment.

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