Friday, August 27, 2010
Pennsylvania Municipal Manager Charged With Embezzling $178K
Ella B. Jones, 58, of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania has been charged with embezzling more than $178,000 from borough of Braddock, Pennsylvania, where she had served as municipal manager. Authorities charged Jones earlier this week with three counts of forgery and three counts of theft by unlawful taking for allegedly writing some 153 checks to herself over a two year period. She had served as municipal manager for the past 10 years. According to published reports, Jones appears to have spent some of the stolen monies at local area casinos. Jones, who has been suspended from her position, has plead not guilty to the charges.