Former Midwest IU exec pleads guilty to theft

Thursday, July 31, 2014


PITTSBURGH (AP) - The former executive director of a western Pennsylvania regional educational agency has pleaded guilty to a federal charge that she used her work credit card for personal purchases.


Cecelia Yauger, 56, of Grove City, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to one count of theft involving a program that receives federal funds.
Yauger resigned in April 2013 from Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV, which provides educational services on a regional basis to students in Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties.


Prosecutors say Yauger used her employer's credit card for personal purchases, including at restaurants, pharmacies, department stores and retail outlets.
Yauger, who is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 14, faces a potential prison term of up to 10 years and a $250,000 fine.
 
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Cecelia Yauger. Image source: http://www.miu4.k12.pa.us/