- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A former veterans services director accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the county agency has been found guilty of theft in office in Ohio.

Pickaway County jurors found the ex-director guilty Thursday of three counts of theft in office and single counts of grand theft, theft and unauthorized use of property. Authorities say 52-year-old Rebecca Lee used a county credit card intended for veterans commission business to get thousands of dollars for gambling and other personal expenses.

Lee’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call for comment Friday.

A prosecutor says Lee was responsible for nearly $14,000 in unauthorized charges and cash advances between 2010 and 2014 and improperly collected almost $4,300 in mileage.

Lee was fired in December 2014 amid allegations of misspending.

No sentencing date was set.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide