The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

News

August 16, 2013

State employee charged with pocketing $15,000 in permit fees

— MILLMONT — A state employee at the Bald Eagle State Park office in Union County has been charged with stealing more than $15,000 in state money.

Marylinda Freyermuth, an employee fo the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing funds from the office, where she collected money from people for wood and stone permits.

She was required to immediately turn the permit funds over to the state, but investigators say instead she pocketed the money. In this way, investigators say, she stole more than $12,000 in cash that she had collected for the permits, state investigators said.

In addition, Freyermuth used a state credit card to make $2,614.24 in purchases for herself and her family, according to investigators.

She is charged with one count of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, one count of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, one count access device fraud and one count of conflict of interest.

She was arraigned before District Justice Jeffrey Mensch in Mifflinburg and released on $50,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27.

The case will be prosecuted in Union County by Senior Deputy Attorney General Anthony Forray of the Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecutions Section.

1
Text Only
News
  • Governor signs state budget, vetoes legislative funding

    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett is vetoing millions of dollars from the Legislature’s budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.

    July 10, 2014

  • Families of deceased men get Selective Service notices

    WILKES-BARRE — The Selective Service System says a data glitch prompted it to send notices to several deceased men in Pennsylvania, ordering them to register for the nation’s military draft.

    July 10, 2014

  • About 400 customers remain without electricity in four-county region

    Updated at 8:45 a.m.

    LEWISBURG — About 400 homes and businesses remain without electrical service this morning in the wake of strong thunderstorms that marched across the region Tuesday evening.

    July 10, 2014

  • Lewis_HopeC2014.jpg County jail failed suicidal husband, young widow says

    Five days into another stint at Northumberland County Prison, Cyrus Lewis, a depressed heroin addict, was able to do on the inside what he failed to do on the outside.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Judge considers withdrawal of murder-for-hire plea

    WILKES-BARRE — A federal judge will decide whether a Florida man can withdraw his guilty plea in what authorities allege was an attempt to hire a northeastern Pennsylvania man to kill his ex-wife.

    July 10, 2014

  • Grandmother: Suspect vowed to slash any cop

    Erick Trometter told his grandmother she belonged in the grave, and that if a cop ever showed up at the residence they shared in the city, he would “stab them.”

    July 10, 2014

  • Clausi: 2 deaths under warden in one year are "unacceptable"

    Two suicides within a year under Warden Roy Johnson’s watch are unacceptable, says a county commissioner who with a colleague has fielded numerous phone calls from relatives of inmates who say they have been abused inside Northumberland County Prison.

    July 10, 2014

  • penn.jpg Work begins at 42-acre Commons

    Infrastructure preparation is under way at the Pennsylvania House Commons property, as the 42-acre East Buffalo Township site is being readied for drainage, roads and other support systems necessary before buildings go up, the developer said Wednesday.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4.jpg City seeks $100G for 14th cop

    With up to a third of its 13-person police force on either administrative leave, vacation or rehabilitating from injuries, Sunbury is seeking state and federal grants to cover the $100,000 cost associated with hiring a 14th officer, Mayor David Persing said.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Southern team wins national FBLA contest; Selinsgrove 8th in another category

    NASHVILLE — A team of three Southern Columbia High School students took first place in the managements informations systems category and a team of three Selinsgrove Area High School students took eighth place in the category of marketing at the Future Business Leaders of America’s national leadership conference.

    July 9, 2014

The Daily Marquee
Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.