The Bucks County Courier Times reports ( http://bit.ly/13S8XPz) 56-year-old Danette Lewchick was sent to Bucks County prison Monday after being unable to post $25,000 bail on theft and related charges.
Authorities say she became the Warrington Community Ambulance's financial secretary in 2008. She allegedly took money from the company's account and put it toward her personal use.
Her attorney, Jeffrey Solar, says she has "a severe gambling addiction." Police say many of her withdrawals were made at Parx Casino in Bensalem, or at banks between the casino and her home and job.
A district judge has set her preliminary hearing for April 1.
Information from: Bucks County Courier Times, http://www.phillyburbs.com