- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania police officer has been fired more than two years after she was accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a group dedicated to helping children.

Harrisburg officials say former Officer Jennie Jenkins was fired last month following a due process hearing.

Union officials say Jenkins has appealed. No date is set for an arbitration hearing.

Jenkins was accused in 2014 of stealing from the Harrisburg Police Athletic League, which she ran. The criminal case against her ended when Jenkins entered a county diversion program without admitting wrongdoing.

Her attorney, Robert Daniels, tells pennlive.com (http://bit.ly/1sjDR2B ) Jenkins repaid $350 to settle an unintentional “overpayment” from the group.

Jenkins has said the allegations were trumped up when she complained about workplace discrimination.

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Information from: Pennlive.com, http://www.pennlive.com

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