PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) Authorities say a former executive of Philadelphia non-profit is charged with misusing public funds
She was supposed to be helping crime victims navigate their way through the justice system. Instead, she’s charged with ripping them off, for her own benefit, according to authorities.
52-year-old Stephanie Mayweather is charged with multiple counts of theft and receiving stolen property.
A criminal complaint claims that, while executive director of Philadelphia's East Division Crime Victims Services from 2010 through 2013, Mayweather used the agency's checking account as her own personal piggy bank.
She's accused of using money from the account, at restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, rental cars, hotels, a personal cell phone plan—even tuition at a university. The total amount taken, according to the complaint, $15,121.
FOX 29's Bruce Gordon went to Mayweather's home address in an upscale Mullica Hill, New Jersey, neighborhood. There was a vehicle in the driveway, but no one answered his repeated knocks at the door
As for East Division Crime Victim Services? A Pentecostal church now sits at the 3300 N. Mascher St. address in Philadelphia listed in the complaint.
A phone number for the agency is no longer working. Mayweather has already been arraigned and released on her own recognizance. She is due back in court May 25.