Lafayette trustee charged $36K to home advancement retailers

EDITOR’S Be aware: This is one of a number of reports on courtroom-ordered launch of Fairfield Township’s credit history card information and what these credit history card statements expose. Even so, Trustee Taletha Coles did not convert over the receipts for the credit history credit card purchases and there are missing statements..

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Fairfield Township Trustee Taletha Coles chalked up her $113,259 in credit rating card costs around three a long time to her renovations at the township’s workplace on Wabash Avenue, but only $36,691.51 can be instantly tied to residence enhancement purchases.

A Journal & Courier’s ongoing assessment of the court-ordered release of the township’s credit rating card statements showed that among January 2019 and July 2021, Coles billed $36,691.51 to community home advancement suppliers, as perfectly as to Just Blinds, Best Get, and Cork Flooring.

Nonetheless, there are several months that do not have credit score card statements, and there are statements that are only two webpages. The documents reveal there are many missing internet pages that were not provided to the general public.

The Journal & Courier emailed Coles for comment about the paying out, like far more than $2,000 of purchases at Best Invest in in March 2020. Coles did not reply.

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