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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (April 14, 2016)– A civilian employee of the Noblesville Police Department was arrested Thursday on charges of official misconduct and theft.

Police say the investigation began after an audit of records and focused on an employee responsible for taking receipt of parking ticket fines. After an investigation, two arrest warrants were issued for the employee, Brandon “Brandi” Marcum.

Marcum surrendered to police Thursday morning and was booked into the Hamilton County Jail.

Marcum had been with the department since 1997 and was terminated as a result of the investigation.

Mayor John Ditslear issued the following statement:

“I was shocked to learn of the misconduct committed by a former civilian employee. I want to thank the Noblesville Police Department for their work. After discovering this misconduct through a routine internal audit, it was their quick action and investigation that led to the employee’s termination and arrest. When Noblesville became designated as a Second Class City, the controller’s office began the process of auditing all municipal finances and procedures involving cash transactions. As part of their findings, the city is reviewing and implementing new safeguards with regards to the handling of money to prevent such misconduct in the future.”