Ex-Sharpsburg recreation head charged with theft
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 email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Memorial Day service in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies still growing
- Neighbor arrested after McKeesport house fire, authorities say
- Kennywood fanatic, 82, rides Jack Rabbit 95 times in a row
- Early success in White House race a pleasant surprise for Carson
- Man shot while driving through Liberty Tunnel
- 4 dogs found dead in Beechview home; woman charged
- Pa. gaming industry’s growth amplifies siren call for addicts
- Journalist Burzynski found place in public relations, military
- Unique Oakland library seeks to expand reading opportunities for disabled
- Newsmaker: John F. Alcorn
- Thrill of the chase: Kennywood fanatic, 82, rides Jack Rabbit 95 times in a row