Hancock County Coroner Returns To Work Following Guilty Plea
Myers pleaded to misdemeanor for theft of toy trucks from Walmart
Aug. 04, 2014
(image courtesy of Greenfield Police Dept.)
After pleading guilty to the theft of toys from Walmart, the coroner in Hancock County has returned to work.
Crystel Myers, 30, pleaded guilty last week to conversion, which according to the law means intentionally controlling property belonging to someone else. It's a misdemeanor, which means that Myers will not lose her job as the elected coroner unless she is voted out or decides not to seek re-election. Had the charge been a felony, Myers would have been stripped of her office.
The charge dates to last year, when Myers and Jordan Rose, 21, were arrested for stealing two toy monster trucks valued at $50 each from the Greenfield Walmart on Thanksgiving Day. Rose used a hand-held scanner at a self-checkout aisle to scan one toy truck while passing over two others that were in the cart.
Myers has not returned phone calls so far, and Chief Deputy Coroner Rudy Nyland said she would likely not be talking to reporters initially. She was elected coroner in 2012 after the resignation of Tamara Vangundy following her conviction for driving drunk to a death investigation.