Former director of Bertrand senior center accused of $34,000 in questionable purchases
LINCOLN — A state audit has uncovered more than $34,000 in questionable purchases by the former director of a Bertrand senior center, which prompted the filing of felony charges against Consuello “Coni” Park.
The audit, released Monday, showed dozens of purchases via Amazon and PayPal for items including an iPhone, an exercise bike and an infant stroller charged to the Bertrand Young at Heart Center, which Park ran from 2017 until her resignation in August.
The Nebraska State Auditor’s Office, in its audit, noted that purchases from vendors such as “SinglesSwag,” which provides items for single adults, and “HoneyLove,” which sells shape wear, would be unusual for a senior center.
Park, 51, of Loomis, was charged in January in Phelps County Court with two counts of felony theft and eight counts of misdemeanor forgery in connection with the questionable purchases.
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