Central Texas woman wanted in fraud case turns herself in

Madi N. Hardin. (TSCRA photo)
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MERIDIAN, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas woman wanted in a fraud case investigated by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association was free on bond Wednesday after turning herself in.

Madi N. Hardin, 33, of Joshua, is charged with hindering secured creditors in connection with the sale of a tractor on which the balance of a lien remained unpaid, the association said in a press release.

A Bosque County grand jury indicted her on the third-degree felony charge on May 25.

On Tuesday she turned herself in at the Bosque County Sheriff’s Office, the association said.

She was released after posting $20,000 bond.

She’s accused of securing a loan for a 2009 John Deere 7830 tractor and then selling the tractor in January 2016 without paying the lien holder the balance still due on the loan, the association said.

TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, who investigated the case, said such financial crimes “can have a detrimental impact on other law-abiding cattle producers.”