CLEVELAND -- A Cuyahoga Ciounty grand jury has indicted the former Solon Center for the Arts executive director Karen Prasser.
Prasser, who was the center's executive director for nine years, was indicted for felony theft in office and tampering with records.
The indictment alleges that Prasser, 61, of Aurora, facilitated time card irregularities of her employees and had a questionable relationship with the non-profit Friends of the Solon Center for the Arts group.
In late February, Prasser, 61, who resigned as executive director in September 2012, filed a lawsuit against Solon Mayor Susan Drucker and the City of Solon.
Court records show a settlement conference in that lawsuit is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24. The trial is still scheduled for March 3, 2014.
Prasser alleges she was subjected to age discrimination, defamation and other charges against Drucker and other city employees, including Human Resources Director Tom Cornhoff and Finance Director Dennis Kennedy.
Prasser is represented by Caryn Groedel, a Solon attorney who handles employment law. Prasser sought a jury trial and at least $25,000 in damages, payment of lost wages and any punitive damages the court awards her.