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Lisbon woman sued for funds allegedly used to repay church

October 17, 2012

LISBON - A Lisbon woman is being sued for money she was allegedly loaned to cover funds she was accused of embezzling from a Hanoverton area church.

According to a case filed Monday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court, Gloria Hart, the trustee of the Leona Marra Trust, is seeking $16,662 plus interest from Christine Wilson of Lisbon.

The lawsuit claims Hart paid the Bethesda Presbyterian Church $16,662 on May 19. The money given to reimburse the church for money allegedly embezzled by Wilson while employed by the church. The check was from the Leona Marra Revocable Trust and signed by Hart, a relative of Wilson's.

In a letter from Aug. 16, it accuses Wilson as having made no effort to repay the funds or establish a payment plan. The letter additionally states the church had been preparing to file criminal charges against Wilson in May, but chose not to continue with pressing charges when the debt was paid by the trust.



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