(Brookville, Ind.) - Franklin County’s once absent auditor is again being asked to resign.
Erica Hudson has become embattled since she failed to show up at her office for a few months during the summer. Her absence resulted in a letter from the Internal Revenue Service sitting unopened on her desk for weeks. Because the letter was not responded to before a deadline, the county was slapped with a $4,000 fine.
During their Monday meeting, Franklin County Commissioners renewed their call for Hudson to resign, the Brookville American-Democrat reports.
Hudson was present but did not respond to the commissioners.
Hudson told the Connersville News-Examiner she heard of calls for her resignation through the news media but had not received any communication from the commissioners. Commissioners rejected that notion during the meeting, saying that a certified letter had been sent to Hudson asking her for her resignation.
Hudson previously said health issues forced her to miss work and she had a doctor’s letter for a medical leave of absence. What those health issues were remain unclear.
The auditor returned to the job earlier this month, but not without more controversy. A part-time auditor’s office employee, Chadwick Sexton, 20, was arrested November 14, the day after being hired by Hudson.
Sexton was taken into custody on a Knox County, Indiana arrest warrant at Hudson’s Brookville apartment. Hudson told the American-Democrat newspaper that she was not present at the time Sexton was arrested. She has also insisted she did not know Sexton prior to his hiring.