State worker charged with stealing $15K from commonwealth

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Aug 16, 2013 10:39 AM
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A state worker has been charged with stealing about $15,000 dollars from the commonwealth.

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane says Department of Conservation and Natural Resources employee Marylinda Freyermuth pocketed more than $12,000 in cash from her job in the Bald Eagle State Forest in Laurelton, Union County.

She was responsible for collecting permit money and turning it over to the state -- something the AG's office says she failed to do.

Prosecutors say Freyermuth also used a state credit card to make more than $2,600 in purchases for herself and her family.

She's facing theft and fraud charges, and has been released on $50,000 bail.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 27.

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