2011-08-25 / Local & State

Secretary To Prison for Stealing $389K

ERIE, Pa. ( AP) – A woman will spend six to 18 years in prison for stealing nearly $389,000 to feed her gambling habit while secretary of a northwestern Pennsylvania township.

Sixty-three-year-old Nancy Brown was sentenced Tuesday. At her sentencing, Brown says she was a good person who was “so out of control’’ when she began writing checks to herself from the bank account of tiny, rural West Springfield Township, from 2002 to 2010.

The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/oj2nRg ) says County Judge Shad Connelly called Brown’s crimes “almost incomprehensible.

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