WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Worthington Township Trustee Clark Swank testified in his own defense Friday in his Theft in Office trial in Richland County Common Pleas Court.

   
 
 
Worthington Township Trustee Testifies In His Own Defense

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
 

Worthington Township Trustee Clark Swank testified in his own defense Friday in his Theft in Office trial in Richland County Common Pleas Court.

The 64-year-old is accused of stealing four-thousand dollars worth of diesel fuel from the township, while using his personal vehicle to check road conditions while serving as the township's road superintendent.

Under direct examination by defense attorney Robert Whitney, Clark testified he kept logs of the mileage he put on his truck for township business, but no logs were kept of fuel consumption.

Under cross examination, assistant prosecutor Deborah Woodward asked Swank if the township allows mileage reimbursement for local travel. He said no, but there's no written policy about it.

Judge James DeWeese is hearing the case without a jury. He will issue his verdict in writing on a future date.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 You're asked to dress for a family-friendly atmosphere if you attend the Richland County Fair next week. Full Story
Image1 As the start of the school year approaches, Clear Fork Board of Education members are meeting to make sure loose ends are tied up. Full Story
 
Image1 A fugitive sex offender from Mansfield is under arrest in Cleveland. Full Story
Image1 The Mansfield School Board is financially ready for the new school year, after passing its permanent appropriations during a brief meeting Wednesday morning. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Mansfield School Board Approves Permanent Appropriations

Jazz Dance Camp Underway At Richland Academy Of The Arts

Christmas In July Held at Daysrping In Mansfield

Measles Unified Command Disbands

Man Shot In Leg In Bucyrus

Graham Ford Of Mansfield Wins Ford President's Award

Clear Fork student awarded Rumpke Scholarship

AU appoints interim provost for 2014-15 academic year

More News