October 2, 2022

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Lafayette trustee billed $36K to residence advancement suppliers

EDITOR’S Be aware: This is one of quite a few reports on court docket-ordered release of Fairfield Township’s credit card information and what these credit history card statements reveal. Nevertheless, Trustee Taletha Coles did not convert about the receipts for the credit rating credit history card purchases and there are lacking statements..

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Fairfield Township Trustee Taletha Coles chalked up her $113,259 in credit rating card charges over a few a long time to her renovations at the township’s office on Wabash Avenue, but only $36,691.51 can be straight tied to dwelling enhancement buys.

A Journal & Courier’s ongoing evaluate of the courtroom-purchased release of the township’s credit score card statements showed that concerning January 2019 and July 2021, Coles billed $36,691.51 to nearby property enhancement merchants, as properly as to Just Blinds, Best Buy, and Cork Floors.

Having said that, there are quite a few months that do not have credit history card statements, and there are statements that are only two pages. The files reveal there are various lacking internet pages that have been not furnished to the general public.

The Journal & Courier emailed Coles for remark about the spending, together with a lot more than $2,000 of purchases at Greatest Acquire in March 2020. Coles did not react.

In Might 2019, Coles charged $984 to Just Blinds, presumably for the township’s office. She also billed far more than $1,300 that month to Nationwide Organization Home furnishings. In June 2019, Coles charged $2,652.59 to Cork Floors and $700 to Kirklands in Lafayette.