Former Jackson Township Official Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement

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PITTSBURGH, PA — A Florida resident has been sentenced in federal court to 100 days in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, plus restitution of $150,000 on her conviction of mail fraud, announced Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti.

United States District Judge Robert J. Colville imposed the sentence Thursday on Linda Baun, 73, of Largo, FL 33770.

According to information presented to the court, Baun was formerly employed as the Secretary/Treasurer for Jackson Township, in Mercer County. Between 2011 and 2019, she embezzled at least $150,000 from the Township by making unauthorized ATM withdrawals and by charging personal purchases on Amazon to the Township’s debit card.

Prior to imposing the sentence, Judge Colville stated that Baun committed a serious crime involving public corruption.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Rivetti commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police and the Mercer County District Attorney’s Office for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Baun.

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