Fmr county manager, Mark Lime indicted on criminal charges - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Former county manager slapped with more than 70 criminal charges

Former Cuyahoga county manager indicted on theft charges Former Cuyahoga county manager indicted on theft charges

Seventy charges have now been filed against Mark Lime, the former Director of Criminal Division for the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts.  

Lime is accused of stealing money from the office and records show it went on for seven years.

The charges include, theft in office, tampering with records and unauthorized use of property.  

19 Action News broke the story of the investigation several months ago, now an indictment.

The 56-year-old Parma man held his position as Deputy Director from 2002 until August 2011.

Prosecutors say while working for the county, Lime stole approximately $8,500 in incoming payments.

Prosecutors say one of the ways he would do it is by taking a reparation fee that was payable on top of any bond that was posted by criminal defendants.

Before 2009, the reparation fee was $45 and after 2009, the amount increased to $85.

That fee is required for every bond and Lime, while working on Saturday's, would either pocket the fee, docket it and then delete the entry or he would simply just steal the money without docketing the payment.

Lime was terminated from his position on September 15, 2011.

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