Former Parke Heritage Booster Club treasurer arrested for theft

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PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Rockville woman was arrested for stealing more than $9,000 from the Parke Heritage Booster Club, Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Matt Ames reported Thursday.

In January, Indiana State Police Master Trooper Detective Brian Maudlin of the Putnamville State Police Post, began an investigation into the former treasurer for the Parke Heritage Booster Club. During his investigation, it was discovered she allegedly deprived the Parke Heritage Booster Club of over $9,000. 

Patricia K. Hanks, 46, of Rockville was the treasurer for the booster club from August 2018 through February 2021. During her duties as the treasurer, she allegedly was not depositing funds into the bank accounts to her own benefit.

After reviewing the investigation, the Parke County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Hanks. She was arrested Thursday afternoon without incident, charged with theft, a class 6 felony, and is currently being held in the Parke County Jail on a $10,000 bond with 10% allowed.

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