Emlenton Woman Who Stole Over $60k While Acting As POA Sentenced Intermediate Punishment Program, Probation

| September 13, 2019

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – An Emlenton woman who stole over $60,000.00 while acting as a power of attorney for several area residents was sentenced to an Intermediate Punishment Program.

According to court documents, 45-year-old Courtney Miller, of Emlenton, pleaded guilty on July 31 to 13 counts of third-degree felony receiving stolen property and two first-degree misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking.

As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges were withdrawn:

  • Theft by Unlawful Taking – Immovable Property, Felony 3 (thirteen counts)
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking – Immovable Property, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)

Court documents indicate President Judge James Arner sentenced Miller to a total of seven years in the Intermediate Punishment Program and five years probation, with the probation running concurrently with the Intermediate Punishment Program.

She was also ordered to pay $64,011.46 in restitution and the cost of prosecution and supervision fee.

Miller currently remains lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

The charges stem from an investigation into unauthorized purchases made from a local social service facility’s accounts.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, between the dates of February 17, 2011, and March 12, 2018, Courtney Miller, who was employed at a Knox Borough social services facility, allegedly made unauthorized purchases with company credit cards and wrote checks out on different residents’ accounts and did not deposit money into the appropriate accounts.

The complaint notes that the Knox facility is the power of attorney for several residents throughout Knox Borough and the surrounding area.

According to the complaint, Miller wrote checks out for either items that were to be purchased for the resident(s) or for cash that was supposed to be placed into the residents’ account(s) at their place of residence.

There are a total of fifteen victims involved with the case as follows:

  • Victim 1, amount of loss: $6,303.15
  • Victim 2, amount of loss: $4,369.49
  • Victim 3, amount of loss: $3,250.00
  • Victim 4, amount of loss: $10,355.87
  • Victim 5, amount of loss: $2,405.94
  • Victim 6, amount of loss: $4,502.69
  • Victim 7, amount of loss: $6,781.00
  • Victim 8, amount of loss: $2,821.00
  • Victim 9, amount of loss: $5,748.74
  • Victim 10, amount of loss: $1,866.13
  • Victim 11, amount of loss: $3,684.72
  • Victim 12, amount of loss: $1,600.00
  • Victim 13, amount of loss: $4,564.74
  • Victim 14, amount of loss: $2,250.00
  • Victim 15, amount of loss: $3,507.99

According to the complaint, restitution is being requested in the total amount of $64,011.46.

Based on an investigation initiated by the Knox Borough Police Department, Miller was arraigned at 10:35 a.m. on Friday, November 9, in Magisterial District Judge Amy Long Turk’s office.

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