The former fiscal officer for Union Township in Putnam County pleaded guilty to theft in office charges Thursday.

The Lima News reported that a judge granted treatment to Kyle Unverferth during the hearing.

Unverferth says he took a computer from the Union Township trustees after he made an error in the township checkbook and panicked. He added that he shredded documents and threw the computer away to hide his mistake before an upcoming audit.

A judge sentenced Unverferth to treatment in lieu of conviction. WFIN and the Lima News report that Unverferth will go through a two-year rehabilitation program and spend 10 days in jail with credit for one day served.

Putnam County’s Union Township is in the southwestern part of the county, with Kalida located within its boundaries.

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