WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A former Niles city employee was in court Wednesday answering to theft charges.
Phyllis Wilson pleaded not guilty in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on charges that she stole $72,000 from the city while employed at the Niles City Treasurer’s Office.
Her bond was set at $10,000.
Wilson, who retired last summer, was discovered to have stolen the money after a routine audit by the state turned up discrepancies.
Authorities said several cash deposits made by Wilson showed a significant amount of money was found missing each time.
She was indicted in April by a Trumbull County grand jury.
If convicted, Wilson could face up to 36 months in prison.