Woman accused of theft from fire co.

October 14, 2009 2:58:23 PM PDT
A woman with ties to a small fire department in Delaware County is accused of stealing more than $103,000.Lisa Butler, 33, is charged with the theft for stealing from the Briarcliffe Fire Company where she, her husband and relatives have reportedly served for years.

"She was the treasuer of this organization, and she betrayed the trust of the men and women in Glenolden," said District Attorney Mike Green.

Butler said nothing as she was lead away in handcuffs, but Green talked about the 35 checks she allegedly wrote to herself over two years.

"She was shopping. That's apparently all it was," Green said.

"Maybe she was in over hear head. Maybe there were other things going on in her life that made it difficult for her to focus on her responsibilities," said Butler's attorney, Anthony List.

The Briarcliffe fire chief had nothing to say about the missing money.

If found guilty, Butler could face up to seven years in jail.

She faces an arraignment on November 12th.


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