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SHARPSVILLE – A Sharpsville woman is accused of stealing from the Sharpsville High School wrestling fund for more than a year.

Nicole E. Cadman, 41, of 904 W. Ridge Ave., was charged with forgery, tampering with records and access device fraud based on allegations that she made several withdrawals from the wrestling account for unauthorized purchases, police said.

Sharpsville police said they began investigating the thefts after receiving a report July 19.

Two people who took over the account this year conducted a review of the account and found unusual activity, including payments to Dish Network. They contacted the coaches and discovered that the unusual activity was related to team expenses.

The two people expanded the search to cover 2016 to 2018 and found unauthorized payments to Amazon, Allstate Insurance, Sam’s Club and Walmart, police said.

After investigating the alleged thefts, police confirmed 23 unauthorized payments from the Sharpsville wrestling account — seven to Dish Network, one to Allstate Insurance, 12 to Amazon and three to Sam’s Club. Police said all of the payments had been withdrawn from the Sharpsville wrestling account with the last name Cadman as the account owner. 

A preliminary hearing has not been set.

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