A former mayor and a current administrative assistant for the village of Mount Sterling have been indicted on charges of theft in office.
Former mayor Charles Neff and administrative assistant Bonnie Liff allegedly allowed funds to be cashed out for vacation and sick leave for former village fiscal officer Joseph Johnson, who was recently sentenced to ten years in prison on corruption charges. Neff also was indicted on falsification and dereliction-of-duty counts. The indictments follow the investigation into Johnson's activities. Last month, former village bookkeeper Victoria Sheets pleaded guilty to falsification for doctoring the date on a document allowing Johnson to obtain his pension benefits before investigators could freeze the account.