Wabash Twp. trustee’s trial: Phone records, receipts and plans to take off
Prosecutors roll out a pile of receipts and phone records they say show Trustee Jennifer Teising didn't live in Wabash Township.
Day One in what is expected to be a three-day felony theft trial for Wabash Township Trustee Jennifer Teising found prosecutors and witnesses painting a picture of Teising making plans to bail out on the elected office, find a replacement and head off for a new life in Florida.
In question: If prosecutors are right and a judge finds that a pile of receipts, text message conversations and months of extensive phone records presented in court Monday are enough to show Teising moved out of Wabash Township – and kept collecting her $35,729 trustee salary – after selling her West Lafayette house in June 2020, she’ll not only face criminal penalties on 21 felony charges, but she’ll also be out as township trustee.
If Teising was nervous, she wasn’t showing it as she arrived for court.