(8-1-19) Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach released a statement today that an investigation into alleged criminal activity is being conducted involving the Van Wert County Auditor’s Office.

Riggenbach said his Office received a complaint of possible criminal activity within the Auditor’s Office.Riggenbach has contacted the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to request they conduct a criminal investigation into the allegations that were made. BCI will be conducting the investigation into the allegations.

Philip Baxter is presently listed as the County Auditor.

According to Sheriff Riggenbach, questions regarding the investigation are to made to Steve Irwin of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Media Relations at 614-728-5417