Former Employee Accused of Charging Over $14K on Foxburg Library Credit Card Due Back in Court on Tuesday

| May 2, 2021

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A former Foxburg Free Library employee is due in court on Tuesday to face felony charges after he allegedly charged over $14,000.00 in personal expenses to the library’s business credit card.

Court documents indicate 30-year-old Tyler Michael Manuel, of Oil City, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in Clarion County Central Court at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, on the following charge:

– Access Device Issued to Another Who Did Not Authorize Use, Felony 3

He is currently free on $15,000.00 unsecured bail.

The charge stems from an investigation into the fraudulent use of a credit card.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, on July 6, 2020, Clarion-based State Police were contacted by the president of the Foxburg Free Library, who reported a former employee of the library had been issued a business credit card and had fraudulently used the card to obtain personal goods and services not approved by the library.

The complaint states the unpaid balance on the card totaled over $14,000.00.

According to the complaint, the former employee was identified as Tyler Manuel, who had been employed with the library from June 2017 until March 2020.

During Manuel’s employment, he was entrusted with the library’s credit card, used to cover expenses and purchase book inventory.

When Manuel resigned, he allegedly failed to return the credit card and informed the library president, through text messages, that he destroyed the card after being notified by the creditor it was no longer active, the complaint indicates.

Manuel was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Jarah Lee Heeter on March 24.

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