Health Dept. Employees Indicted For Collecting Unearned Overtime Pay

Posted On February 12, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Two former Dearborn County Health Department employees are accused of getting paid for time that they were not actually at work.

On Friday, Sandra Leptak, 61, and Carolyn Miller, 66, were each indicted by a Dearborn County Grand Jury on single counts of Ghost Employment and Theft. Each of the charges are Class D felonies.

According to the indictments, Miller and Leptak “knowingly or intentionally accepted property from the entity for the performance of duties not related to the operation of the entity” for allegedly taking funds belonging to Dearborn County government by claiming unearned overtime pay.

The indictments stated that Leptak’s alleged activity took place between February 7, 2010 and May of 2013. Miller’s indictment timed her alleged crimes between July 19, 2010 and May 13, 2013.

The indictments did not specify how much in overtime pay the two former employees received from the county.

Leptak was arrested on Saturday, Miller on Monday. The women, both from Lawrenceburg, have since been released from jail.

Pretrial hearings in Dearborn Superior Court II have been scheduled for next month.