Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton Learns How Widespread Homestead Fraud Really Is

Nov 23, 2016

A WBAA investigation finds one couple has 88 homestead deductions by themselves. State law allows just one at a time.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

When we spoke last month with Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton on Ask The Mayor, we parsed a proposed ordinance cracking down on bad behavior by landlords.

But in the intervening month, a WBAA investigation has uncovered even more fraud than the mayor or county officials appear to be aware of.

Also on this week’s program, nearly half of all Montgomery County voters chose the straight-ticket voting option at the polls in this year’s general election.

Couple that with a number of uncontested races for county offices and there’s a compelling case voters have just stopped caring about the political process.