Stanley (WQOW) - The former treasurer of an area sporting club is now charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the group.
Paula A. Brown, from Stanley, was charged Friday in Chippewa County Circuit Court.
She's accused of stealing more than $45,000 last year while serving as treasurer of the Stanley Rod and Gun Club.
Investigators said Brown admitted to writing out checks to herself or to 'cash,' and using the money to cover medical bills and other expenses.
When the theft was discovered, Brown repaid $20,000 dollars with money she borrowed from a friend.
She will make her initial court appearance in May.
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Stanley (WQOW) - A Stanley woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Stanley Rod & Gun Club.
Stanley police said on July 28, they received information from a club member about a theft of funds from its account.
Police said the club discovered former club treasurer, Paula A. Brown, 62, of Stanley, removed $45,647.50 of the club's funds without permission, including 60 unauthorized checks and two bank withdrawals.
Stanley police said before club members discovered the theft, Brown had already paid the Stanley Rod & Gun Club $20,000 of the money she had taken.
Authorities said on Thursday, police interviewed Brown. They said formal theft charges will be referred to the Chippewa County District Attorney's Office in the coming days.
Posted Aug. 2, 2017 at 4:28 p.m.:
Stanley (WQOW) - Stanley police are investigating a theft of more than $45,000 from the Stanley Rod and Gun Club bank account.
On Wednesday, Chief of Police Lance Weiland said staff at the Stanley Rod and Gun Club reported the money stolen on Monday.
Police said they have a suspect in mind, but no arrests have been made at this point.
They expect to release more information in the coming days.