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Charges in Alleged Police Pension Fraud

(Michigan City, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with alleged fraud involving the Michigan City Police Department pension fund.  62 year old Pamela Westphal is charged with theft.


According to police, pension was still being paid to a beneficiary, who died five-years ago.  Police say the payments continued because the death was not reported to the pension board.  The charges stem from a several month long investigation by Michigan City Police and the Indiana State Board of Accounts.


Westphal has been released from the La Porte County Jail on $15,000 bond.  So far, further details involving the case have not been disclosed.

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