Additional 14 people indicted in city of Dayton theft scam

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says an additional 14 people have been indicted for their roles in a scam that cost the city of Dayton about $385,000.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said Wednesday the defendants face theft and other charges.

The indictments bring to 45 the number of people implicated in the scheme dating to 2009.

A former law director’s office employee at the center of the scam was sentenced last year to five years in prison.

Authorities say Christen Turner approved false claims between 2009 and 2013 that she and others created against Dayton in friends’ names, with conspirators splitting the money.

Heck says that previously another 19 people were prosecuted and 11 were allowed to enter a program that helps individuals avoid prosecution by paying fees and taking classes.