Ex-official arrested in fund misuse

The former director of the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District has been arrested on charges related to the misuse of district funds.

Rebecca E. Lauster, 50, of 408 S. Francis St., Brownstown, surrendered to police at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 9:12 a.m.

Tuesday and was being held without bond.

Lauster’s attorney, Mark Dove of North Vernon, was in court Tuesday afternoon and could not be reached for comment.

The six charges filed by Deputy Prosecutor Herbert “Pete” Walker stem from an investigation by Detective Rachel Eickholtz with the

Indiana State Police.

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