By FRANK LEWIS
PDT Staff Writer
A Waverly woman has been bound over to the Pike County grand jury, accused of a stealing at least $100,000 from Canal Industries and Pike County Adult Services.
Jennifer Leeth, 40, of Leeth Creek Road was arrested Oct. 7 by the Waverly Police Department, after an investigation prompted by company officials reporting missing funds. Canal Industries is a private non-profit corporation that provides training and vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities. Leeth was the office manager for that agency. Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk said the Waverly Police Department investigated and went back and checked bank records in the process. The DD Board and Canal Industries officials also assisted in the investigation.
‘They ended up arresting her for aggravated theft. She bonded out at the Scioto County Jail the next day,” Junk said.
Junk said the money Leeth is accused of stealing had been allotted for training and job assistance for disabled clients.
“We actually just presented that case to the grand jury today, and we’re awaiting resuts,” Junk said Thursday afternoon. “Everything will be secret until there is a report filed. Hypothetically, the grand jury will probably consider aggravated theft and some tampering with records.” He said it should be official on it early next week.
“If she is charged the process will start at the Pike County Court of Common Pleas,” Junk said.