Police: Woman, friend stole $11,000 from charity helping her

GROVE CITY (AP) — A woman and her friend are charged with stealing more than $11,000 from a Pennsylvania charity that was trying to help her.

Grove City Police Chief Dean Osborne tells the Butler Eagle that 27-year-old Stephanie Orock was a client of Reaching Up and Reaching Out.

The faith-based charity’s website says it offers “spiritual, physical and emotional support” to people in crisis.

Police say the Mercer woman and 27-year-old Sharon resident John Reardon IV used credit and bank cards stolen from the charity’s office to buy gasoline and merchandise at several businesses from Jan. 29 to Feb. 19.

Orock and Reardon face a preliminary hearing March 16.

Online court records show they’re both jailed for violating probation in other theft cases and don’t have attorneys.