By Wayne Allen
Kendra Hobson, a former Scioto County employee who was indicted earlier this week on three charges, entered a not guilty plea Thursday and was released on bond.
Hobson was indicted on three counts: theft in office (a felony of the third degree), tampering with records (a felony of the fourth degree), and grand theft (a felony of the fourth degree).
In July of 2013, it was reported that Hobson was being investigated by the State Auditor’s office. According to an old Scioto County employee directory of the Scioto County Courthouse, Hobson was listed as working in the Economic Development Office with the title “Revolving Loan Fund/Flood Plain.”
According to Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn, Hobson was arraigned Thursday afternoon along with 16 other people in the courtroom of Judge William Marshall.
“She came in and entered a not guilty plea with her attorney Steve Rodeheffer. The signature bond was set and the case will be set for a pre-trial,” Kuhn said.
He said Judge Marshall did get assigned the case, and it’s likely the pre-trial will be set in the coming weeks.
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