Lafayette trustee charged $36K to home improvement stores

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of several reports on court-ordered release of Fairfield Township’s credit card records and what these credit card statements reveal. However, Trustee Taletha Coles did not turn over the receipts for the credit credit card purchases and there are missing statements..

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Fairfield Township Trustee Taletha Coles chalked up her $113,259 in credit card charges over three years to her renovations at the township’s office on Wabash Avenue, but only $36,691.51 can be directly tied to home improvement purchases.

A Journal & Courier’s ongoing review of the court-ordered release of the township’s credit card