Indiana elected official pleads guilty to mishandling public funds

John Dorer
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MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) – An elected official for Delaware County has pleaded guilty to mishandling public funds.

According to the Delaware County prosecuting attorney’s office, Delaware County Treasurer, John B. Dorer, 51, Muncie, was scheduled to stand trial for failure to timely deposit public funds.

Public funds that are received have to be deposited within 24 hours.

Between April 2009 and October 2014, Dorer was charged with 44 counts of failure to comply with Indiana law.

Dorer pleaded guilty before a judge in a plea deal agreement to one count instead of going to trial.

Part of the plea deal required him to immediately resign as Delaware County treasurer and to never seek a public office again that is subject to a state audit.

He was also sentenced to six days in the Delaware County Jail, but was granted credit for three days served. 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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