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Former secretary for DA pleads guilty to stealing $143,000

A former office manager and lead secretary for a Pennsylvania county prosecutor has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $143,000 from the office's bank accounts. (MGN)

ERIE, Pa. - A former office manager and lead secretary for a Pennsylvania county prosecutor has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $143,000 from the office's bank accounts.

The Erie Times-News reports 43-year-old Jennifer Sasso entered her plea Monday to a felony count of theft by unlawful taking and a misdemeanor count of tampering with records.

Sasso was charged in March for stealing money from three office accounts since December 2010. Most of the money, about $91,000, came from forfeitures in drug cases.

The investigation into the missing money began when police departments questioned delays in overtime pay for officers in Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri's Drug Task Force. Sasso had worked for the district attorney's office since 2003.

Her sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 16.

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