WARSAW — A Russiaville woman who appeared in Kosciusko Superior Court 3 for a sentencing hearing related to a probation violation now faces an additional charge after denying knowledge of a Howard County court appearance.
Jillian Theresa Fischer, 38, 625 N. Union St., Russiaville, is charged with perjury, a level 6 felony.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Fischer appeared for the sentencing hearing on April 1, 2019, and was sworn by oath or affirmation to tell the truth under penalties for perjury.
During her testimony at that hearing, Fischer was asked if she was the same Jillian T. Fischer who was charged with conversion in Howard Superior Court 3. Fischer allegedly replied that she did not recall being in the Howard County court on July 31, 2018, where she entered a guilty plea.
On redirect examination, Fischer said she was not charged with any crime and did not plead to a crime.
According to court documents, on July 31, 2018, Fischer appeared in Howard Superior Court 3 and pleaded guilty to the offense of conversion, a class A misdemeanor.
In June 2016, September 2016, January 2017, June 2017 and November 2018, court documents show that Fischer sent pro se correspondence to the court for various reasons, such as requests for continuance and rescission of warrants for her failure to appear.
On April 10, 2019, subsequent to the probation violation hearing on April 1, 2019, Fischer wrote to Judge Tate of Howard Superior Court 3 requesting a continuance of her case, stating she only had four hours of community service done and promising to have her court fees paid by the end of April.
Fischer was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail Jan. 18, 2020, on a $3,500 surety and cash bond.