Memorial Fund Treasurer Accused of Stealing More than $10K

HOUTZDALE – The treasurer of the Lance Cusick Memorial Fund has been accused of stealing more than $10,000 from its checking account in 2010 to pay bills, reported the state police at Clearfield.

According to state police, Frank Stewart, 46, of Ramey removed $10,496.62 from the fund’s checking account at M&T Bank on June 28, 2010. The money, state police said, was subsequently deposited into one checking account before being transferred to another account to pay bills.

State police obtained an arrest warrant for Stewart, who was taken into custody. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge James Hawkins and placed in the Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Stewart’s preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday.

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