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York County DA: Lancaster County woman embezzled $60K from motorcycle groups

Lindsey O'Laughlin
York Dispatch

The York County District Attorney's Office has charged a Lancaster County woman with embezzling thousands of dollars from local motorcycle groups and events, some of which were meant to support area police departments.

Susan Lynn Adams Diaz, 56, of Mount Joy, is accused of stealing around $60,000 and spending it on concert tickets, restaurant meals and personal travel, the district attorney's office said in a news release Friday. She also used it to pay down credit card debt and make monthly loan payments on her boyfriend's motorcycle, the district attorney's office alleges.

Adams Diaz is charged with several felonies, including three counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, three counts of receiving stolen property and one count of fraudulent or deceptive business practices.

Adams Diaz allegedly took the money from three events and organizations dating back to October 2018, the district attorney's office said.

Susan Lynn Adams Diaz

The first was a three-day motorcycle event called "Full Throttle," which was supposed to take place during York Bike Week at the York Expo Center.

The second was the York County Motor Fund, an organization that exists to provide support and training to motorcycle police officers.

And the third was the York Revolution Bike Night, a fundraiser to support the York County Motor Fund.

George H. Margetas, defense attorney for Adams Diaz, said Friday his client's only comment is that "she did nothing wrong and she's not guilty."

She was placed under nonmonetary supervised bail Friday, and her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 22 before District Judge Linda Williams.

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