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Tyrone woman pleads in sewer authority theft

McElwain used check-lapping to take funds from employer

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Tyrone woman accused of stealing almost $100,000 from the Northern Blair County Regional Sewer Authority has pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor charge of theft in exchange for five years’ probation.

April L. McElwain, 39, who was fired in November 2015 because of the suspected theft, offered no apology or explanation while rendering her plea Thursday before Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan.

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