9/11/19by News Department on 09/11/19
Additional Charges filed...
A former major with the Tamaqua Salvation Army charged with stealing more than $80,000 from that organization over a four-year period was charged Tuesday with setting a fire inside the West Broad Street headquarters earlier this year.
According to the Republican Herald, 43 year old Sharon L. Whispell appeared for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Stephen J. Bayer on the theft charges, but, prior to the proceeding, was charged in connection with the fire that State police fire marshal Trooper Joseph Hall of the Frackville station determined was intentionally set.
The theft charges were bound over to Schuylkill County Court, where Whispell can plead guilty or enter a not guilty plea and request a trial.
Whispell will also appear for a preliminary hearing on the arson charges on Oct. 1.