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Flintstone Ladies Auxiliary under investigation for stolen money

November 4th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports conversations about an online romance “scam,” a house fire and stolen money are part of a police investigation that led to criminal charges in Allegany County. According to documents filed in District Court for Allegany County, Patricia Leitzen, 77, was treasurer of the Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary for 35 years. She resigned from the position in August after being questioned about missing funds. Leitzen faces misdemeanor counts of embezzlement and felony theft scheme, charges that could carry penalties of five years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines. The Times reports Leitzen could not be reached for comment Thursday. Court records indicate she does not have an attorney, and a phone number listed for her is not in service. The investigation is being conducted by the Sheriff's Department.