- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Aggravated theft charges have been filed against a bookkeeper accused of stealing $250,000 from the drug and alcohol treatment that employed her in Eugene, Oregon.

An arrest warrant affidavit written by a Eugene police detective says 60-year-old Melodi Ann Sappe used some of the money to purchase Visa gift cards worth tens of thousands of dollars.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/2owLzbV ) Sappe pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Tuesday.

Sappe has been fired the center, Serenity Lane. She had worked there since 2004.

Serenity Lane moved from Eugene to a new facility in Coburg last year.

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