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Prison Worker Charged With Theft From Employee Fund

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KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — A worker at a state correctional facility in Luzerne County has been charged with theft.

Stasia Lanning, 38, Hunlock Creek surrendered Friday morning.

Court records show that Lanning stepped down from her position as president and treasurer of the SCI Dallas Employee Association in 2013 and refused to hand over financial documents to new officers.

Investigators believe that Lanning without authorization removed from or never deposited nearly $74,000.

Due to poor record keeping, officials say they’re not sure exactly how much money was misappropriated or taken.

Investigators said that from January 2008 and January 2014, Lanning made over $100,000 in cash deposits into her personal account, claiming it was money from her soon-to-be ex-husband.

Search warrants related to the case were executed in April.

Lanning is charged with theft, failure to make required disposition of funds received, and unlawful use of a computer.


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