A former Tarleton State University employee was among 27 individuals indicted Thursday by an Erath County grand jury.

Andrea Marie McCord, also known as Andrea Trinque, was indicted for theft by a public servant, a third-degree felony.

District Attorney John Terrill said the indictment alleges that McCord pocketed an estimated $4,500 from the Tarleton Foundation by double-billing the customers. Terrill said the matter was discovered during a routine audit, then investigated by a Texas Ranger.

Tarleton President Dr. Dennis McCabe said he would not comment on the case, citing the pending investigation. If convicted, McCord faces two to 10 years in the penitentiary and up to a $10,000 fine.

Others indicted last week include:

Christina Anton Ballesteros, 24, securing execution of document by deception, a state jail felony. Christopher William Barrett, 21, indecency with a child, a second-degree felony. Ricky Don Brasuell, 53, forgery, a state jail felony. Jason Michael Briscoe, 25, sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony. Whitney Leigh Brown, 18, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a state jail felony. Henry Glynn Edwards, 36, evading arrest or detention, a state jail felony. Jerry Wayne Fellows, 27, possession of a substance in penalty group 1, a state jail felony. John O’Neill Greiner, 24, possession of a substance in penalty group 1, a state jail felony. Janet Lara Gross, 30, possession of a substance in penalty group 1, a state jail felony. Cory Evan Hamm, 32, forgery (by passing), a state jail felony. Duane David Harouse, 42, aggravated sexual assault, a first-degree felony. Tony Austin Harris, 42, theft ($1,500 or more but less than $20,000), a state jail felony. Byron Chase Hyles, 18, theft ($1,500 or more but less than $20,000), a state jail felony. Rachael Renee Miller, 26, forgery (by passing), a state jail felony. Warren Berry Mims, III, 51, possession of a substance in penalty group 1, a second-degree felony. Cori Winn Owen, 36, evading arrest or detention (while using a vehicle), a state jail felony. Mark Allan Peden, 28, unauthorized use of a vehicle, a state jail felony. Paula Elizabeth Phelps, 20, possession of a substance in penalty group 1, a state jail felony. Ricardo Rodriquez, 25, capital murder. David Iwin Rold, 17, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail felony. Ricardo Ruiz, 21, theft of a firearm, a state jail felony. Brandon George Stephens, 20, theft of livestock, a state jail felony. Carl David Straws, 18, aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. Dubbie Truitt, 55, bigamy, a second-degree felony. Martin Vasquez, 42, driving while intoxicated (3rd or more, enhanced), habitual felony. Frank James Webb, 27, capital murder.

SARA VANDEN BERGE is Managing Editor of the Empire-Tribune. She can be reached at 254-968-2379, ext. 240.