Charges filed in missing funds case in Reynoldsville

A Jefferson County man is facing charges following an investigation into missing funds from the Reynoldsville American Legion.

According to the criminal complaint obtained from District Justice David Inzana’s office in Reynoldsville, 67-year-old Thomas G. Weaver of Hill Street in Sykesville has been charged with theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, and tampering with records or identification.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Dan Edwards, who was on the Post Home Association Committee at the time, reported to the police that an audit of Legion books discovered several transactions determined to be questionable. They occurred between February 1, 2014, and July 10, 2017. Mr. Weaver was the treasurer for the Association during that time.

After a meeting with the auditor, police then interviewed Mr. Weaver in September of last year. The affidavit states he was responsible for issuing checks and making deposits for the Legion between December 15, 2014, and June 16, 2017. During that time a total of $5760.79 is unaccounted for. The affidavit also states that Mr. Weaver was unable to provide any proof or receipts for these transactions.

When contacted. Mr. Edwards, who is now the Legion club manager, declined to comment on the case.

The charges were filed by borough police on March 20.

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