Updated: Wednesday, 03 Jun 2009, 5:03 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 03 Jun 2009, 11:40 AM EDT
MONTICELLO, Ind (WLFI) - A former bookkeeper has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $25,000 from the Monticello-Union Township Library as well as $5,000 from a local soccer association.
38-year-old Kimberly Helms of Monticello pleaded guilty to forgery and theft Tuesday in White Superior Court.
Special Prosecutor Pat Harrington of Tippecanoe County said Helms admitted taking money for her own personal use when she worked at the library from March 2006 to January 2008.
The Affidavit of Probable Cause said an audit revealed 21 canceled checks written to Helms for sums totalling $14,490, as well as 4 canceled checks written by Helms to her own personal credit card accounts, and a check for $810.28 to a individual for home repairs made to Helms' residence.
In addition, James Reed, an auditor with the Indiana State Board of Accounts, said there were multiple unauthorized purchases made with the Monticello-Union Township Library credit card. Court records said Helms admitted to the unauthorized personal use of the credit card.
Harrington said Helms also admitted to taking about $5,000 from the Twin Lakes Soccer Association. Helms was Treasurer of the organization in 2007 and 2008. Harrington says Helms has already repaid those funds.
Helms faces up to 11 years in prison when she is sentenced July
24 in White Superior Court.