VAN WERT – Three members of the Van Wert County Auditor's Office have been indicted by the Grand Jury. Indicted were County Auditor Philip Baxter, Deputy County Auditor Julienne Rolsten, and Deputy County Auditor Juliann Zinn.

Baxter was indicted on three counts – breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree; intimidation, a misdemeanor of the first degree; and unauthorized use of property, computer, cable or telecommunication property, a felony of the fifth degree

The indictment states that from around Aug. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2019, Baxter, "did knowingly attempt to intimidate or hinder the victim of a crime or delinquent act in the filing or prosecution of criminal charges."

Rolsten was also indicted on three charges – breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree; tampering with records, a felony of the third degree; and unauthorized use of property, computer, cable or telecommunication property, a felony of the fifth degree.

The indictment states that from March 1, 2019, through April 30, 2019, Rolsten, "knowing she has no privilege to do so... did falsify, destroy, remove, conceal, alter, deface, or mutilate any writing, computer software, data or record" and "did utter any writing or record, knowing it to have been tampered with."

Zinn was indicted on one count of breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree.

According to the indictment, the breaking and entering charges stem from an incident that took place on or around May 30, 2019, and states that the trio, "did by force, stealth or deception trespass in an unoccupied structure with the purpose to commit therein any theft offense."

The breaking and entering offense allegedly occurred in the County Treasurer's Office in the Van Wert County Courthouse.

Both Baxter and Rolsten's unauthorized use of property charges also stemmed from the May 30, 2019, incident.

An investigation has been on-going and is being conducted by Henry County Prosecutor Gwen Howe-Gerbers.