Court documents say Ruth Marie Phillips opened a bank account under the organization’s name in 2002 without permission and converted funding to her personal account.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Court documents say a former employee of a West Virginia nonprofit organization has been accused of embezzling more than $4.7 million in federal funds.

News outlets cited an affidavit filed in federal court in reporting that 68-year-old Ruth Marie Phillips of Chesapeake, Ohio, was charged Wednesday with stealing the funds from River Valley Child Development Services in Huntington.

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The nonprofit organization provides programs, services and support to children and families.

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Court documents say Phillips opened a bank account under the organization’s name in 2002 without permission and converted funding to her personal account.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Phillips has an attorney.

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