Butler County elections director indicted

Tippi Slaughter (Source: Facebook)
Tippi Slaughter (Source: Facebook)

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - The director of the Butler County Board of Elections has been indicted on two counts of theft from office.

Xanthippie "Tippi" Slaughter, was indicted Wednesday by a Butler County Grand Jury.

According to the indictment, the cases involves more than $500 and less than $5,000. The incidents occurred between Jan. 5 and May 25.

Slaughter faces 6 to 18 months in jail. She has a court appearance scheduled for June 29.

Slaughter was placed on paid administrative leave last week.

Authorities believe Slaughter is associated with James Charles Schmidt Jr., who is suspected of breaking into the Board of Elections office. Court documents show that Slaughter filed an order of protection against Schmidt, saying her life was being threatened.

Slaughter also resigned as Treasurer of the Butler County Democratic Party, citing personal matters.
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