Woman Pleads Guilty in Library Theft

Library Theft

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A former library fiscal officer in Kinsman pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to taking more than $14,000 from the Kinsman Free Public Library.

Sharon Vankenegan, 47,  pleaded guilty to charges of theft and forgery stemming from an indictment.

Library officials said a routine state audit uncovered several financial discrepancies dating back to 2011.

Vankenegan was fired from the library in September after it was discovered that she forged a check.

She will be sentenced at a later date.

Trumbull County prosecutors have frozen Vankangegan’s state retirement account to recover the stolen money. They also are seeking jail time.

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  • http://www.wkbn.com/2013/08/08/convicted-library-employee-audit-released/ Convicted library employee audit released | WKBN First News

    […] The state auditor finalized its review of the library’s finances and discovered several discrepancies, mis-dealings, theft and non-payments. The library’s former fiscal officer, Sharon Vankenegan, 47, was sentenced to 30 days in jail starting Sept. 25 for stealing thousands of dollars from the branch. She pleaded guilty to the charge in May. […]

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