Eastern Kentucky Woman Charged With Stealing From Bingo Funds

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former treasurer who oversaw bingo games
has been indicted on 97 counts of diverting funds and forgery.

A grand jury charged Julie L. Weedman, 36, of Evarts, last week.
Weedman is the former treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans
of Foreign Wars Lodge 11139 in Middlesboro.

Prosecutors say Weedman diverted an estimated $17,000 from the
VFW over an unknown period of time until she was arrested in July.

The missing funds came to light in the fall of 2006, when a bank
notified the charity's president, Patricia Howard, that a check

The state Office of Charitable Gaming conducted an investigation
during which Weedman was questioned and the charity's financial
records were examined.

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