Gibson County Woman Arrested on Felony Theft Charge

A Gibson County woman was arrested yesterday after it was discovered she was embezzling money from a program she worked for.

Indiana State Police say an investigationĀ found that 51-year-old Deborah Wolfe of Evansville embezzled more than $13,000 from funds at the Mission Nutrition Program based out of Princeton, where she had been the program’s director since its 2010 inception.

The Indiana Department of Education supported the Mission Nutrition Program through its own Summer Food Service Program, which was founded to serve nutritious meals to eligible children during summer and vacation periods from school.

According to the investigation, which began in October of last year, Wolfe allegedly used the embezzled funds to make numerous unauthorized personal purchases during 2011 and 2012. The $13,000 amount was discovered through an audit conducted by the Indiana State Board of Accounts.

Wolfe turned herself into authorities at the Gibson County Jail at 4 pm yesterday afternoon. She was released after posting bond.

She is charged with a Class D felony for theft.