U.S. Federal Court House - Middle District of HARRISBURG
Thea Tafner, pleaded guilty to felony charges of embezzling more than $1 million but less than $2.5 million from for the Mount Carmel organization. Thea Tafner was a former Ambulance Committee chairperson of American Hose and Chemical Fire Company.
Court documents from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Tafner, between October 2000 and March 2010, "knowingly and willfully embezzled
and otherwise without authority converted to her use and intentionally misapplied moneys, funds, securities, premiums, credits, property and other assets of a health care benefit program" and "converted to her use Medicare payments in excess of $1 million" and "less than $2.5 million."
Tafner faces a maximum penalty 10 years, a fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of up to three years, to be determined by the court.
It is my understanding that more charges will be files soon.
Tafner is still listed on the school web site as:
Line Mountain Treverton
Tafner, Thea Principal
I also understand that the Daily Item is working on this story