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Ex-Sharpsburg recreation head charged with theft

| Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 5:32 p.m.
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Susan Sundo, 45, arrives for her preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Sundo, the former head of the Sharpsburg recreation board, is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy.

Investigators on Wednesday added a theft charge against a former Sharpsburg Recreation Committee president accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy.

Susan M. Sundo, 45, of Sharpsburg was arraigned on the new charge before her preliminary hearing on charges of corruption of minors, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and unlawful contact with a minor.

District Judge Elissa Lang ordered Sundo to stand trial on those charges. The boy testified that they had sex seven times beginning in the summer of 2012.

The theft charge involves a debit card issued to her by the Aspinwall Youth Athletic Association, a youth baseball and softball organization. Its members notified police on Feb. 20 that someone made unauthorized transactions on the card issued to Sundo.

She was to use the card only for the concession stand at youth softball and baseball games. An audit of the account by the bank showed $4,886.44 was charged to the card.

Sundo did not comment as she left court.

“She's trying to spend as much time as she can with her children,” said her attorney, David Joel Shrager.

Sundo was removed as head of the Sharpsburg Recreation Committee after police filed the sex charges in January.

Among the charges to the account listed in the new criminal complaint are a wire transfer through a Western Union Auto payment account for $1,508.25, a charge to Verizon Wireless in the amount of $587.56 and one to Duquesne Light for $642.50. The audit also showed Sundo cashed checks for $130, $150 and $70.

A representative from the youth association could not be reached.

Her preliminary hearing on the theft charge is set for April 3. Shrager described her as a trusted and well-liked member of the association.

Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or tmcgee@tribweb.com.

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