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Garlick gets 4-23 months in United Way theft

LOCK HAVEN­ – Former Clinton County United Way Director Maria Garlick, who was charged and entered guilty pleas to the theft of more than $21,000 from the agency, has been sentenced to serve four to 23 months in the Clinton County Correctional Facility.

The sentence was handed down Monday morning by President Judge Craig P. Miller in Clinton County Court.

Garlick pleaded guilty to one count of theft by unlawful taking and one count of access device fraud, both felonies of the third degree.

She was charged after receiving checks for her $500 per month health stipend between the months of April 2018 and June 2019 totaling $26,500 over 26 checks. In this amount of time Garlick, who signed some of the checks to herself, only should have received $7,500. She was also charged with using the United Way debit card for personal purchases and transferring funds from the United Way bank account to her own bank account.

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