(Stillwater) — A former manager of Cedar Lane Apartments in Cushing was ordered Monday to stand trial on an accusation that she embezzled $1,448 by charging merchandise for her personal use on company accounts at Escott’s, Wal-Mart and Cushing Lumber.
Shelly Spharler, 33, of Cushing, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Monday on the felony charge, which carries a maximum penalty of a five-year prison term, a $5,000 fine and an order to pay restitution on conviction.
She remains free on $5,000 bond pending her arraignment in trial court on Jan. 16 before District Judge Donald Worthington.
Spharler’s employment was terminated in August by Housing Concepts, the company which manages Cedar Lane Apartments, court records show.
The alleged wrongdoing was reported by Housing Concepts representative Kim Harmon to the Cushing Police Department on Sept. 11, according to an affidavit by Cushing Police Officer Randy Evans.