Marshal turns himself in after monthslong theft investigation

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FULTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Fulton town marshal turns himself in after a two-month long investigation by Indiana State Police.

The investigation began over claims that 37-year-old Jason Coleman had been submitting hours for compensation that he never worked during his time as police chief of Rochester.

ISP Detective Mike Tarrh found that Coleman collected more than $6,500 over the last five years.

Coleman turned himself into the Fulton County Jail Wednesday evening and has since bonded out.

Coleman has been charged with official misconduct, a Class C felony, and six counts of theft, which are Class D felonies. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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