helen mershon arrested

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embezzling

Saint Peters, MO

#1 Feb 2, 2013
TROY, MO.(KTVI)– Lincoln County Sheriff Cottle announced Friday, that one his departments employees, Helen Diane Mershon, was arrested for embezzling. Ms. Mershon is alledge to have stolen an undetermined amount of funds from the department over a number of years.

The department has put in place new measures to prevent this in the future.

Mershon has been charged with Theft/Stealing of $25,000 or more. She is being held in the Lincoln County jail on $75,000 cash only bond.
again

Saint Peters, MO

#2 Feb 2, 2013
LINCOLN COUNTY • An employee of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department was charged today with stealing after an internal investigation showed she embezzled at least $25,000 from the department, officials said. Helen D. Mershon, 47, of Troy, did clerical work at the jail and stole the money in 2012, and investigators believe she stole more, officials said.

Sheriff John Cottle said in a press release that he has been performing internal reviews of different divisions in the department and investigators learned Mershon had been stealing. "Until I stepped in this January, there was no accountability for one employee who handled all of the inmate's money and operated with no supervision at all," he said in the statement. Cottle has put in safeguards to prevent such thefts from happening again, he said.

Mershon was being held on a $75,000 cash-only bail at the jail.
busy

Saint Peters, MO

#3 Feb 2, 2013
Was she one of kriegbaum's lovers?
i need a job

Saint Peters, MO

#4 Feb 2, 2013
I wonder if I could apply for her job
Leadership 101

Wright City, MO

#5 Feb 2, 2013
Nice to see Cottle giving credit to his investigators and team. Oh wait, he took full credit.
bar fly

United States

#6 Feb 2, 2013
Good for him.
Yet Another

United States

#7 Feb 2, 2013
So another criminal public official in Lincoln County. How much longer is this bunch of fools going to tolerate this cr*p? How much is this going to cost the taxpayers this time?

I sware there is no place on the face of the planet with more inbred criminals and thieves. Go ahead and deny it, but the facts speak for themselves.
Not the first

Saint Peters, MO

#8 Feb 2, 2013
Yet Another wrote:
So another criminal public official in Lincoln County. How much longer is this bunch of fools going to tolerate this cr*p? How much is this going to cost the taxpayers this time?
I sware there is no place on the face of the planet with more inbred criminals and thieves. Go ahead and deny it, but the facts speak for themselves.
Remember the clerk that worked for Elaine Luck that stole money and tried to start a fire to destroy evidence?
She's either still in Vandalia or out on parole.
Hey, this is nothing new...but what is so insane is that drug addicts and thieves continue to be elected and re-elected. Just goes to prove that people will vote for those most like themselves.
This latest perp wan't elected though...but you really have to wonder who is doing the hiring.
Den of Thieves

United States

#9 Feb 2, 2013
This bunch has no morals or ethics. Add that to generations of inbreeding and you can see the issue. A family tree with only one branch having its roots in criminal and unethical behavior.
bar fly

United States

#10 Feb 2, 2013
Can't blame whoever hired her. I'm sure they didn't know she was a thief. Can't blame cottle. He didn't hire her. To assume this just happens in Lincoln county is absurd. She was not trustworthy and she had opportunity.
Bye Bye

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Feb 2, 2013
Leadership 101 wrote:
Nice to see Cottle giving credit to his investigators and team. Oh wait, he took full credit.
Read more closely. It says Cottle stated he has been conducting internal reviews and his investigators discovered the theft. So how did he not credit the investigators and take all the credit for himself? Your boy is gone. Get used to it.
Den of Thieves

United States

#12 Feb 2, 2013
bar fly wrote:
Can't blame whoever hired her. I'm sure they didn't know she was a thief. Can't blame cottle. He didn't hire her. To assume this just happens in Lincoln county is absurd. She was not trustworthy and she had opportunity.
Do we need to review the record, AGAIN? Can you name me ONE community, other than Berkley, Pagedale or Charlack, where so many criminals hold public office or were hired?

Don't forget the drug court supervisor who will cost this county dearly when the civil rights suits are paid out. So because it may happen else where that justifies it happening here, CONTINUOUSLY?
Give me a break

Troy, MO

#13 Feb 2, 2013
Not the first wrote:
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Remember the clerk that worked for Elaine Luck that stole money and tried to start a fire to destroy evidence?
She's either still in Vandalia or out on parole.
Hey, this is nothing new...but what is so insane is that drug addicts and thieves continue to be elected and re-elected. Just goes to prove that people will vote for those most like themselves.
This latest perp wan't elected though...but you really have to wonder who is doing the hiring.
You have no clue what you are talking about. That lady worked for the City not the county. And yes she is out and I believe she is head over some thing at Necac, it you can belieave that one. I dont know how you go to prison for several years and get out a get a job like that.
Potty Place

Wentzville, MO

#14 Feb 2, 2013
Give me a break wrote:
<quoted text>You have no clue what you are talking about. That lady worked for the City not the county. And yes she is out and I believe she is head over some thing at Necac, it you can belieave that one. I dont know how you go to prison for several years and get out a get a job like that.
This is Lincoln County. Check your morals, ethics and common sense at the county line.
no comment

United States

#15 Feb 2, 2013
Put Eugene Galloway.He will get the job done right.
Not the first

Saint Peters, MO

#16 Feb 2, 2013
Give me a break wrote:
<quoted text>You have no clue what you are talking about. That lady worked for the City not the county. And yes she is out and I believe she is head over some thing at Necac, it you can belieave that one. I dont know how you go to prison for several years and get out a get a job like that.
What's the difference if she stole from the county or the city? A thief is a thief. And local gov't . Is full of unscrupulous unethical people...just like those that continue to elect them.
higher road

United States

#17 Feb 2, 2013
I agree 100%, however when people are given a opportunity to elect people of integrity and character they fail to vote those people into office.
Why? Answer that question.
Tejas

Wentzville, MO

#18 Feb 2, 2013
higher road wrote:
I agree 100%, however when people are given a opportunity to elect people of integrity and character they fail to vote those people into office.
Why? Answer that question.
Because a lot of the voters are low information people who are easily persuaded by the media and don't think for themselves. Some are just plain dumb and some have been brainwashed to vote for a certain political party or candidate. Some vote for candidates who promise everything....locally and on a national level. Just look at Wash.DC--a bunch of liars, crooks and morons acting like they know what they're doing but don't have a clue.
bar fly

United States

#19 Feb 2, 2013
Anyone know anything about her?
nobody

Wentzville, MO

#20 Feb 4, 2013
I know she lives in a trailer off of a gravel road outside Troy city limits. Got new siding on it a couple of years ago. Drives an older small car. A few months ago hubby started driving a pre-owned truck. No kids.

Wonder if she has a gambling problem.

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