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.READ MORE: New Trial Begins For 83-Year-Old Ohio Man Who Spent 45 Years In Prison
The nonprofit organization provides programs, services and support to children and families.READ MORE: Congressman Glenn Thompson Released From Walter Reed Hospital After Receiving Treatment For COVID-19
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.MORE NEWS: Deer Tests Positive For Chronic Wasting Disease In Jefferson County
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