Pettis County Ambulance Distirct Administrator, Mike Gardner, and PCAD Human Resource Director, Tracy Rank were arrested on Wednesday (Mar 29), in connection to an ongoing investigation into forgery and stealing.

According to a press release from the Sedalia Police Department, members of the Criminal Investigation Unit, went to the Pettis County Ambulance District, at 210 West 4th Street, and located Gardner and Rank.

The report states that both Gardner and Rank were arrested after a preliminary investigation into alleged forgery and stealing, related to the possession, passing, and depositing of unauthorized checks from PCAD accounts.

According to the release, law enforcement collected evidence at the business. Also, detectives with the Sedalia Police Department and Pettis County Sheriff's office served a search warrant at 23400 Radio Hill Road, in reference to the investigation.

A long term investigation is underway to determine the extent of the forgeries and theft.

According to online documents, 61-year-old Michael Gardner has been charged with Stealing $25,000 or More, and 46 counts of Forgery. He is being held at the Pettis County Jail with a bond of $25,000.

55-year-old Tracy Rank, has been charged with Stealing $25,000 or More. She is being held at the Pettis County Jail with a $10,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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