JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A couple is charged with stealing money from Eastern Cemetery in Jeffersonville.

Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull filed charges Thursday against Ashley Cambron and Ronald Fischer, also known as "Todd Fischer." 

Fischer used to be the President of the Eastern Cemetery Association, and Cambron was his assistant. They're accused of taking about $22,000 from the association and using it for personal expenses, including utility bills, home improvements and online investments.

Investigators said Fischer also sold cemetery plots that didn't exist.

The cemetery board discovered a large amount of money was missing from May to December of 2016.

"This money was meant for the upkeep of that cemetery, maintenance of that cemetery ... and when that money is stolen, many times that financial burden falls back on the innocent parties who have loved ones buried at that cemetery," Mull said.

The couple, believed to be boyfriend and girlfriend, might be in Georgia. Once they are found and arrested, they'll be extradited back to southern Indiana for prosecution.

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