By JOHN ANDERSON
Warsaw Police in Wyoming County charged Kelly Ashcraft, 45, with nine felonies, including second-degree grand larceny, three county of third-degree grand larceny, falsifying business records and three counts of forgery.
Police said Ashcraft allegedly stole over $100,000 from the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce since 2018. Police said she was not a current employee of the chamber.
In 2019, Ashcraft received the a 2019 memorial award for Warsaw Citizen of the Year from the Greater Warsaw Chamber of Commerce for outstanding service to the community.
In a 2019 story on the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce website, Ashcraft was quoted with the title of “program coordinator and chamber director of member services.”
Under the bail reform laws, Ashcraft was issued appearance tickets.
Police said the the forgery charge for is forged checks with the chamber.
There was also a forgery charge for having a fake CDC Covid vaccination card
Ashcraft will return to court to answer the charges in March.
A call to the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce was not returned.