Grove City Payroll Employee Indicted For Theft In Office

Posted on 3/7/2012

Defendant: Jacqueline Kincade

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Jacqueline K. Kincade, age 62, for one count (F-3) Theft in Office, two counts (F-3) Tampering with Records, one count (F-5) Collecting and Failing to Remit Withholding Taxes, and two counts (F-5) Filing Incomplete, False, Fraudulent Returns, for a total of six counts. Jacqueline Kincade was a payroll clerk for Grove City and had worked there for over 20 years. Between January 1, 2004 to December 17, 2010, Kincade allegedly issued herself 26 unauthorized checks from the Grove City payroll account, totalling approximately $68,000. Kincade also allegedly moved money from other funds or paid Grove City’s tax obligations late to avoid discovery. The loss to the City is over $900,000 including the theft, IRS penalties and interest, audit and professional fees, and police overtime. “This was a long time trusted employee who abused her position for personal financial gain,” O’Brien stated.