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Manorville woman faces trial for $4,000 theft from organization

| Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Manorville woman will face further prosecution on police accusations that she stole $4,050 from a county organization that assists mentally-handicapped citizens.

Jessica L. Boarts, 26, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Police arrested the woman earlier this month after employees at The Arc of Armstrong County reported that 18 checks were signed and cashed by Boarts. She was a paid employee at The Arc until her dismissal on June 30, police said.

According to court documents, Boarts wrote the checks between April 24 and June 26 to "cash" or "Jessica Boarts."

The amounts varied between $80 and $375, according to court documents. Police allege Boarts forged the names of two women whose signatures are required to cash checks from The Arc.

The women's signatures were valid on some of the checks, but not for the purpose the checks were used, police said. One employee told police that she signed blank checks that she expected to be used to pay bills, according to court documents.

Boarts is charged with 23 counts of forgery and single counts each of theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

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