In Hamilton Municipal Court on Tuesday, a woman from Butler County, Ohio stood accused of pilfering money from a scholarship fund set up to honor a fallen soldier.
Corporal Nicholas Olivas was killed while fighting in Afghanistan on May 30, 2012.
The suspect, Halle Gudgell, 21, plead “not guilty” to a theft charge.
Local authorities allege that she stole cash from a money box that was part of a fundraiser at Miami University in Hamilton.
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The Miami University student was a corrections officer for the Butler County Sheriff’s Office in August, according to Hamilton Police. She was hired in August of 2016, but it’s not clear how long she worked there.
According to Gudgell’s Linkedin profile, she also interned with the Hamilton Police Department during the summer of 2016, when the alleged theft occurred.
In February of 2016, she was featured by Miami University for “making a difference”.
A trial date has been set for May 22.