Woman accused of $20,000-plus theft waives hearing
TROY - A Columbia Cross Roads woman charged with the theft of more than $20,000 from a Troy law firm recently waived her preliminary hearing to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, according to the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.
According to state police at Towanda, Misty Jo Greeno, 32, of 4113 Austinville Road, received more than $20,000 in cash from various sources, and failed to deposit it into the account of Brann, Williams, Caldwell and Sheetz. She was a secretary at the firm.
In an affidavit, Trooper David Pelachick wrote that Greeno was interviewed by police April 23, and "stated that she never stole one cent from the firm." However, he said, she "could not explain why the money never made it to the bank."
Pelachick then advised Greeno that she was under arrest for felony theft and that he was taking her into custody. He noted that Greeno said she was leaving and started to run for the door, "screaming for her husband."
"I repeatedly instructed her to stop running; however, she failed to obey," Pelachick wrote in the affidavit. She was forcibly restrained, just as she made it to the front door, and was then taken into custody.
Greeno is charged with felony theft by unlawful taking or disposition, felony receiving stolen property, and misdemeanor escape, according to court papers.
According to Pelachick, the theft took place from Oct. 1, 2010 to March 30, 2013.
She is no longer in the Bradford County Correctional Facility, according to Wilcox's office.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.