A former Franklin police dispatcher has resigned from her job after being accused of sending threatening letters to herself.  Thirty-two-year-old Amber Mercier is charged with obstructing an officer.

She filed a police report in December saying she was receiving threats.  One of the letters included an indirect threat to her children and another allegedly told her to resign.  The F-B-I joined the lengthy investigation.

Franklin Police say the details of the case began to come together when they looked closer at Mercier’s claims that one letter was hand-delivered to her mailbox and not mailed. The only people who have access to her condo mailbox are herself and the postal service. Franklin police say they spent more than 500 hours on this case.