State Employee Charged With Stealing $15,000
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A state employee is charged with stealing $15,000 in public funds.
The state attorney general’s office said Friday that Marylinda Freyermuth of McAlisterville was arraigned Thursday on two theft charges and one count each of access device fraud and conflict of interest.
The 54-year-old woman is an employee of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources who sold permits for wood and stone at Bald Eagle State Forest in Union County.
Prosecutors say Freyermuth stole $12,630 in cash she collected for the permits and used a state credit card to pay for $2,600 in purchases for herself and her family.
Attempts to reach Freyermuth were unsuccessful. She has no listed telephone number, and officials at the Mifflinburg district court where she was arraigned said she had no lawyer.