Jul 10, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Former Londonderry church nursery school director indicted for theft
Lisa Wallace, 42, of Wakefield, Mass., was indicted on a single count of theft by unauthorized taking for pilfering the money between Sept. 4, 2008, and June 9, 2012, according to prosecutors.
The Diocese of Manchester contacted Londonderry police in April when an internal audit showed that money had been missing from St. Mark Evangelist Church, according to police.
The thefts began soon after she was hired as the director of The Evangelist Nursery School in September 2008 and continued after her departure last June, according to court records and police.
A grand jury returned the felony indictment against her earlier this month in Rockingham County Superior Court. The indictment became public this week.
Wallace is facing up to 3 1/2 to 7 years in state prison and a $4,000 fine if she is convicted by a jury, according to the indictment.
Wallace had resigned from her job sometime last June. Londonderry police arrested her roughly a year later after a two-month investigation.
She has remained free on $5,000 cash bail since her arrest.
Police said that Wallace had access to the church's bank accounts while working as the nursery director, and allegedly used an ATM card to withdraw money for her own personal use instead of supplies for the nursery school.
Investigators first estimated the alleged embezzlement to total about $16,000 during Wallace's four years at the school, but another $2,400 was withdrawn from the bank account after Wallace left her job, according to police.
Wallace was employed at the nursery school from September 2008 until June 2012, and had sole control over the school's finances, according to the Diocese of Manchester.
Some of the purchases that Wallace made included $1,500 at a Londonderry nail salon, a clothing store and Dunkin' Donuts, according to investigators.
She will be arraigned on the theft charge Oct. 24 in Rockingham County Superior Court if she chooses not to waive the hearing in advance.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Man arrested after two-state pursuit facing more charges - 0
- NH man sought in connection with Maine murder arrested on unrelated charges - 0
- Man accused of burglarizing state police barracks garage claims his rights were violated - 0
- Marriott's parents to face killer at his sentencing next month - 0
- Second arrest made in Portsmouth store robberies - 0
- Probable cause hearings set for pair facing series of drug charges - 0
- Arrested school construction employees back at work in Unity - 0
- Dover man questioned regarding Maine double murder - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Mark Hayward's City Matters: Manchester's bike culture shifts into high gear - 0
- Ignoring Lyme: What are state, towns doing? - 0
- Dave D'Onofrio's Sox Beat: Red Sox makeover underway - 0
- Tom Herzig's Trackside: MacDonald has NHMS track experience - 0
- Drew Cline: Scott Brown plans to win over NH one handshake at a time - 0
- Anthony M. Kay - 0
- Walsh paces Sweeney Post past Laconia - 0
- Late rally lifts Red Sox past White Sox - 0
- On Baseball: Matinee win keeps Fisher Cats on a roll - 0
Police say Manchester woman arrested for punching ex-boyfriend during custody exchange in Walmart parking lot
Salem drops $50 permit for Sunday sales
Bikers say under-30 generation isn't interested, and can't afford many of the top motorcycles
Anthony M. Kay
Ban fireworks? Get serious
GOP criticizes Shaheen over gas tax
Ignoring Lyme: What are state, towns doing?
Sentence fragment: Coco's cuckoo release
- Total Votes: 917