AG: State employee stole $15K, spent it on self, family
UNION COUNTY, Pa. —
The attorney general said a Pennsylvania state employee stole $15,000 from state funds and used the money on her self and her family.
Kathleen Kane said Marylinda Freyermuth has been suspended from her job at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources at Bald Eagle State Forest in Union County.
Kane said Freyermuth collected money from people for wood and stone permits.
According to investigators, Freyermuth was supposed to turn the funds over to the state, but instead pocketed the money. Police said she also used a state credit card to make nearly $3,000 in purchases.
Freyermuth faces several charges including access device fraud and theft. She was released from Union County Jail on $50,000 bail. Freyermuth is expected to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 27.