Salvation Army Officer Arrested After More than $100,000 Goes Missing

TAMAQUA, Pa. -- A former Major with a Salvation Army in Schuylkill County is now locked up and charged with theft.

Sharon Whispell was arrested on Thursday.

Last month she was suspended as an administrative officer of the Tamaqua Salvation Army after an audit found more than $116,000 was missing.

In a statement released on Thursday, the organization said none of the people served by the Salvation Army lost services because of the theft in Schuylkill County.


  • Jandbg

    There are no free houses going to anyone. Officers get to use homes, furniture, silverware, sheets and vehicles, all of which stays with the appointment for the next officers to use. They make about $300.00 a week, plus medical care and a small retirement grant when they retire.

    30 years in the organization as a leader says that. I am not part if it now and speak for myself, not then.

    You are speaking fake news. If you doubt what alI post here, why not post your proof? Not something you read or heard from some other uninformed human.

    Then, you have no clue how many audits and checks and balanced are regularly incorporated by these major charities. It’s not impossible to cheat any system, but this lady is one of 10,000 who don’t.

    Your comments are completely wrong. I hope my comments help you understand that.

    • Jandbg

      So one mosquito bites you all of nature us bad? She is one failure of ten thousand really good, honest credible people. You can trust even though some (virtually none) break that trust. Lighten up.

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