Woman arrested for stealing from relative’s trust

 An Ohio woman is facing felony theft and fraud charges for stealing $110,000 from the trust of her deceased brother-in-law who had lived in Oil City.

Police said Diana L. Griffith, who was the executrix for the estate of James L. Griffith after his death in August 2014, removed the money in small increments between August 2014 and December 2015 from places in Venango County and in the area where she lives in Ohio.

Oil City police conducted an investigation into the theft and arrested Diana Griffith Wednesday on felony charges of theft, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and access device fraud.

She was arraigned by district judge Andrew Fish and released on $110,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.