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Former VPD Chief Dustin Luking, Wife Arrested

Former Vincennes Police Chief Dustin Luking, was arrested on Wednesday and faces several criminal charges stemming from an investigation after money was discovered missing from the Vincennes Police Department.

The criminal investigation was initiated in July 2019 and Luking resigned from the Vincennes Police Department in October 2019.

During the investigation involving Dustin Luking, Indiana State Police Detective Sergeant Greg Ashby revealed over $35,000 had been taken from the evidence vault and Luking allegedly used the funds for personal use. An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit revealed several additional discrepancies involving Luking. The audit revealed over $14,000 was used by Luking for personal use between 2013-2016. After the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday morning for Luking.

Luking's wife, Bethany J. Shelton Luking was also under investigation, accused of stealing prescription medication from her former employer, Bettye J. McCormick Center in Vincennes.

A warrant for Bethany's arrest was also issued on Wednesday morning.

Both Dusty and Bethany were arrested without incident at Toyota Boshoku in Lawrenceville , Illinois. Dustin is charged with theft, official misconduct and forgery. Bethany is charged with Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit.

Both are currently being held in the Lawrence County Jain awaiting extradition back to Knox County.

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