Woman accused of stealing more than $125,000
A Tippecanoe County woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from a Greencastle medical practice.
Melinda D. Mishler, 50, of Romney, is accused of stealing $126,128.15 from Acute Medical Care, Greencastle. The alleged theft of funds occurred while Mishler was serving as office manager for the practice owned by Dr. Thomas Black.
The thefts reportedly took place from 2008 through 2011. Mishler allegedly retired prior to the investigation.
She has been charged with one count of Class C felony theft and four counts of Class D felony theft.
The investigation began in early February after the office staff noticed discrepancies in the financial records of the office. Indiana State Police 1st Sgt. Scott Stockton handled the case.
A warrant was issued for Mishler's arrest by Putnam Circuit Court on Tuesday, March 20.
Mishler was arrested without incident by Stockton at 10 a.m. Thursday and booked into the Putnam County Jail.
An initial hearing was held in Putnam Circuit Court that morning, with Darrell Felling representing Mishler and Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter representing the state. Mishler entered a not guilty plea.
Bail was set at $100,000, with 10 percent allowed. She posted the $10,000 on Thursday.
A pre-trial conference is set for Thursday, May 10.