Teising’s fate as Wabash Township trustee up to judge, definition of ‘residence’
Prosecutors argue that Jennifer Teising set up an address as a ‘glorified mailbox,’ so she could leave Wabash Township and keep collecting trustee pay. Teising’s attorney: That ‘doesn’t add up’
There were a handful of things both sides agreed about on the third and final day of Wabash Township Trustee Jennifer Teising’s trial on 21 counts of felony theft:
Teising sold her house on Princess Drive in West Lafayette in June 2020. She bought a camper and a new pickup truck in the same week. And the trustee started traveling extensively over the next nine months, staying in Anderson, Florida and other spots, away from Wabash Township.
The question remained: Was the place at 132 Knox Drive, where she registered to vote and used for her driver’s license and vehicle registration, really her legal residence from June 2020 to March 2021?