Law firm secretary accused of stealing thousands

A legal secretary at Three Rivers Law firm is accused of stealing thousands from several peoples’ estates, police said.

WPXI reports Joy Hale had access to 22 estate accounts and allegedly stole more than $191,000 from as many as seven victims’ estates.

Bill Krzton, who owns the law firm that Hale worked at, told WPXI she was his only employee. He said the alleged plan was elaborate and would be impossible to trace until it got into excessively large figures.

Forensic accounting detectives were able to uncover the full amount stolen, reports WPXI.

Hale is charged with theft and forgery.

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