Former Niles clerk answers to theft charges

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.

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