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Former Coolville Mayor Indicted On Theft Charges

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ATHENS — A former mayor of Coolville was indicted by an Athens County grand jury on allegations she stole from the village.

Teresa D. Holsinger, 47, of Coolville, is charged with theft in office and tampering with records, both felony offenses. The charges were announced in a press release from the Athens County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutor Keller Blackburn stated in the release that Holsinger is charged with “failing to deposit money paid to the village for tickets, fines and other payments between November 2014 and September 2017.”

This was all allegedly done while she was serving as mayor and mayor’s court clerk for the village, according to the release.

“Holsinger is further accused of concealing documents related to the tickets, fines and other payments and using the money for personal expenses,” the release stated.

The case was referred to the Ohio Auditor’s Office after being referred by Coolville Police Chief Steve Williams.