Woman Makes Off With Booster Club Cash Accidentally Deposited Into Her Account

SAXONBURG (KDKA) — The Saxonburg Police have now filed charges against a woman relating to a theft investigation.

According to a criminal complaint, approximately $6,750 was deposited by Stephanie Mahan of the Knoch Cheerleading Boosters last year at the First Commonwealth Bank.

“I deposited the check into the bank. I told the treasurer that it was deposited. She looked at it within 24 hours and saw the money had not hit our account,” Mahan said.

The money was intended to benefit breast cancer research.

On Nov. 12 of last year, a bank employee accidentally placed the money into the wrong account. The owner of that account, Kayla Marie Wade, pulled a large amount of that cash out the next day.

The First Commonwealth Bank notified her that the money was placed into her account due to an error, but had no luck contacting her. Police were also unable to find her, until Thursday when she was finally arraigned.

Mahan: I guess you’re just not an honest person, I don’t know how someone cannot be honest.
Martino: Especially when your talking about money for breast cancer awareness.
Mahan: Absolutely. This was to help people. I just think its wrong for someone to do that.

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She has now been charged with theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered, receiving stolen property and theft by deception.



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