Former Merrillville Town Clerk guilty of theft and tax fraud

Virlissa Crenshaw, former court clerk for Merrillville, pleaded guilty last week to charges of theft and filing a false tax return.  In her capacity as town court clerk for Merrillville, Crenshaw diverted bond money for her own personal use.  She also filed false tax returns to cover up the theft.

Part of the deal for Crenshaw pleading guilty, her husband will not face criminal tax charges.  She must also pay back money toLakeCountyand the Internal Revenue Service.

For more details read “Former Merrillville town clerk pleads guilty in theft, tax case” and “Former Merrillville Town Court clerk pleads guilty in federal court.”

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