Former Hart Co. deputy clerk pleads guilty to lesser charge | News

MUNFORDVILLE — A former Hart County deputy clerk accused of stealing cash from multiple customers pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Tuesday in Hart County Circuit Court. 

Chelsea Trulock of Munfordville pleaded guilty to one count of theft by unlawful taking over $500, which was amended down from a charge of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

A charge of abuse of public trust was dismissed, said Justin Baird, who is Trulock’s attorney.

The commonwealth recommended a sentence of five years, which was probated for a period of five years, he said.

As part of the conditions of her probation, Trulock will be required to pay $14,069.49 in restitution to the Hart County sheriff, who will then distribute the money to those it is owed.

Trulock was arrested in September 2017 on a Hart County indictment warrant for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but under $100,000, and abuse of public trust over $10,000 but less than $100,000.

As a result of an internal audit, Hart County Clerk Lisa Hensley Sanders discovered thefts of cash from multiple customers and reported the…

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