Former Nonprofit Worker Charged with $ 4.7M theft – CBS Pittsburgh

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Court documents indicate that a former employee of a West Virginia nonprofit was charged with embezzling more than $ 4.7 million in federal funds.

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

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The non-profit organization provides programs, services, and support for children and families.

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

It wasn’t immediately clear if Phillips had a lawyer.

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