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Alleged Theft from Charity Estimated at $40,000

Alleged Theft from Charity Estimated at $40,000

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Prosecutors now contend that the former executive director of Iron County Care and Share stole $40,000 -- double an earlier estimate.

The preliminary hearing for Veronica Garner-Wilson, 25, on theft and forgery charges was set Tuesday for Oct. 6.

Wilson allegedly took money from the charity out of an account set up to receive sales tax refunds from the state on donated food.

"We just got the discovery today," Wilson's attorney, Jim Park, said. "The state is alleging, with documentation, that it's about $40,000 in question.'

Iron County Care and Share is an organization that houses the homeless and provides food for needy people.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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