Woman stole from charity she started in dead teacher’s name, cops say
Police say a 23-year-old Ocean City woman stole more than $3,000 from a memorial fund that was created in memory of a local teacher who died of a brain tumor in 2011.
Police told ShoreNewsToday.com that Amanda Thomas, who also goes by the name Amanda Cimpeanu, allegedly withdrew $3,666 from the Betsy Young Memorial Fund she started. The article states that Thomas is believed to have used the money for personal expenses.
Police Capt. Steven Ang told the publication that Thomas has been charged with third-degree theft in connection with the incident.
According to the Betsy Young Memorial Fund website, Young was an instrumental music teacher at Ocean City Intermediate School for 13 years. The fund was created in her memory after she died of a brain tumor. The organization offers scholarships and accepts donations.
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