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NEW CASTLE Former employee accused of using Red Cross money



Published: Thu, August 9, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



A preliminary hearing date has been set.

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A former American Red Cross employee is accused of using the agency's money for her private cellular telephone bills and charges to Penn State University where her daughter attends school, police said.

Angenette Wallace, 40, of Hamilton Street faces charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and access device fraud.

Police said they were contacted by the Red Cross shortly after Wallace was terminated. Workers found discrepancies in the Red Cross checking account and credit card bills.

Unauthorized use: Police found about $4,220.44 worth of unauthorized credit card charges to the Red Cross, which included several charges to Penn State University. Authorities say Wallace's daughter, Samantha, is a student at Penn State's main campus.

Police said Red Cross employees also discovered payments totaling $964 from Red Cross accounts to two unauthorized cellular telephone accounts.

There were also three checks that police say were not authorized by Red Cross officials: a $300 check was paid to Wallace for a seminar they later determined she did not attend, $197.27 to Wallace for petty cash and $235 to Gateway Center Apartments in State College, Pa. Police say Wallace's daughter lives in the Gateway Center Apartments.

A date for Wallace's preliminary hearing has not been set.




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