Thursday, February 9, 2017

Woman charged with embezzlement

 One woman has been arrested on felony charges following an embezzlement case involving a nonprofit group, according to a news release from Mifflin County Regional Police Department.
On Sunday, Jan. 22, members of Shining Light Through the Darkness, of the East Freedom United Methodist Church, Burnham, contacted police after suspecting funds had been taken without permission.
According to the release, the church was preparing for an audit when they discovered the
Upon investigation by police, it was discovered  that the organization’s treasurer, Sandra Gray, 36, of Lewistown, had electronically transferred approximately $5,690 from the group into her private bank account.
According to the release, Gray began transferring funds Sept. 19, 2016, through Jan. 19.
MCRPD officers obtained and executed a search warrant for the financial records of the group and Gray’s private financial records, according to the release.
Gray was arrested on felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property. She was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Reed.

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