Woman Allegedly Used Non-Profit’s Credit Card To Buy Gas
UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — A woman is facing charges after she stole a credit card belonging to the organization where her boyfriend worked.
Evelyn Stenger, 35, is facing 182 counts each of access device fraud and theft by unlawful taking. She admitted to all of it when confronted by police.
Stenger stole the credit card from her then boyfriend who worked at Fayette Resources, a nonprofit that provides services to children and adults with disabilities.
She then used that company credit card to purchase gas at the Exxon station and also the Get Go on Route 51 in North Union Township.
“She then in turn used the card to not only get gas for herself, but provide gas to friends and then charge them basically a discounted rate for the gas so that she could then pocket the money,” State Trooper Stefani Plume said.
Police identified 182 transactions made by Stenger. They took place between November of 2011 and April of 2012.
She had the card for six months and charged more than $7,000 worth of gas.
Police say Stenger’s boyfriend confronted her about the purchases, but she denied what she was doing.
Police say the fact that Stenger was stealing from a non-profit makes her crime even worse.
“It is a non-profit organization, so they rely on people’s donations, the public’s donations in raising funds to be able to provide services to people and obviously that $7,000 came from that money,” Trooper Plume said.
Fayette Resources declined to comment on the incident. Stenger has not yet been arraigned on these felony charges.