By Sadie Hunter
A nearly month-long investigation into a Noblesville Police Dept. employee has led to the arrest of one of its own civilian employees.
Police said the investigation that began March 21 was initiated after a routine audit of records showed money missing from parking ticket fines, which led them to Brandi Marcum, 38, Atlanta, Ind.
Police said Marcum had been a civilian employee of the police department since 1997 and was terminated as a result of the investigation.
Investigators from the NPD’s Criminal Investigations Division petitioned for and were subsequently granted two arrest warrants for Marcum, who surrendered to authorities at approximately 10 a.m. today, April 14.
She was booked into the Hamilton Co. Jail based on the charges of one count of official misconduct, a level 6 felony, and one count of theft, an A misdemeanor.
Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear issued the following statement after police made the results of the investigation public:
“I was shocked to learn of the misconduct committed by a former civilian employee. I want to thank the Noblesville Police Department for their work. After discovering this misconduct through a routine internal audit, it was their quick action and investigation that led to the employee’s termination and arrest. When Noblesville became designated as a Second Class City, the controller’s office began the process of auditing all municipal finances and procedures involving cash transactions. As part of their findings, the city is reviewing and implementing new safeguards with regards to the handling of money to prevent such misconduct in the future.”