Former Summit County victim’s advocate charged with keeping funds intended to help victims

Summit County Courthouse. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Tricia Simpson

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah, June 14, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Attorney General’s Office has charged a former victim’s advocate for Summit County with misappropriating funds that were donated for the benefit of victims.

Marsha Lynn Probst served as a victim’s advocate in the Summit County Attorney’s Office between June of 2006 and October of 2017.

“During her employment, Probst would regularly receive donations on behalf of the county’s Victim Assistance Program from Wasatch Womenade, a non-profit based in Park City, Utah,” says a statement released Thursday by the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

“An investigation by the AGO discovered that the defendant established an account at a local credit union using funds from donations made to Summit County, unbeknownst to other Summit County employees.

“The charges allege the funds collected were used for personal purchases and expenditures. The total amount of misappropriated donation funds is in excess of $5,000.”

If convicted of misuse of public funds, Probst faces a maximum sentence of one to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.


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