- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A Glendale woman has been accused of stealing money from a non-profit cancer support charity.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office says a grand jury has indicted 42-year-old Melissa Talal on one count of theft and two counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices.

She’s being held on $25,000 bond. It was unclear Wednesday if she has a lawyer.

Talal began working as a finance coordinator for Cancer Support Community Arizona in September 2006.

The non-profit organization provides support to individuals diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Prosecutors allege Talal had exclusive access to CSCAZ financial and bookkeeping records.

From March 2007 to March 2012, Talal allegedly took out a CSCAZ credit card and made more than $150,000 in unauthorized personal purchases for items such as concert tickets, clothing and electronic items.



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