- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - The former finance manager of a Public Broadcasting Service television station in Fort Wayne has admitted stealing money from the organization.

Fifty-eight-year-old Gail Waymire pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of wire fraud by using a false invoice to route nearly $9,000 from WFWA-TV to her personal bank account. The Journal Gazette and The News-Sentinel report federal prosecutors agreed to dismiss 19 other counts against Waymire and recommend she receive a sentence on the low end of the possible penalties.

A grand jury indicted Waymire last month on charges of embezzling of more than $130,000 from the station over a three-year period. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for Feb. 4.

WFWA officials have said it remains financially stable and will pursue recovering money from Waymire.


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