AUGUSTA — A former office manager and treasurer at Winthrop United Methodist Church is accused of embezzling more than $10,000 in church funds over a two-year period.

Tricia L. Day, 33, of Winthrop, was indicted by a Kennebec County grand jury Friday on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

According to the indictment, the church funds were stolen between Jan. 1, 2013, and Jan. 5, 2015. The case was investigated by the Winthrop Police Department. Capt. Ryan Frost said a total of about $30,000 in church funds is missing.

Frost said Day initially was issued a summons Feb. 19 to appear in court on a theft charge.

Pastor Ned Crockett said Monday that Day had worked for the church for 41/2 years and was fired at the end of December.

“It’s something that saddens the whole church,” Crockett said. “We all cared for her. It’s really difficult.”

An indictment is not a determination of guilt, but it indicates that there is enough evidence to proceed with formal charges and a trial. According to records at the Capital Judicial Center, Day is represented in the case by attorney Polly Reeves.

A number of other people were indicted by the same grand jury:

• Travis Scott Arbour, 22, of Randolph, aggravated criminal mischief and unauthorized use of property Sept. 29, 2014, in Randolph.

• Kaitlyn J. Arline, 25, of Gardiner, burglary, aggravated criminal trespass and assault March 20 in Gardiner.

• Theodore J. Barry, 33, of Vassalboro, domestic violence assault and domestic violence criminal threatening March 20 in Vassalboro.

• Theresa Blais, 30, of Waterville, unlawful trafficking in cocaine base March 31, unlawful trafficking in cocaine April 7, and criminal forfeiture May 4 involving a 2004 Volkswagen Passat May 4, all in Waterville.

• Kyle D. Caret, 21, of Winthrop, theft by deception, misuse of public benefits instrument, trafficking in benefits Oct. 17-18, 2014, in Kennebec County.

• Christopher J. Corliss, 37, of Augusta, aggravated assault, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and aggravated criminal mischief Dec. 10, 2014, in Manchester.

• Colton Crane, 26, of Orland, aggravated trafficking in heroin and unlawful trafficking in cocaine March 27 in West Gardiner.

• Javonne Davis, 22, who is listed as a transient, two counts of unlawful trafficking in cocaine base Dec. 11, 2014, and Jan. 6, 2015, and unlawful trafficking in cocaine base Feb. 3, 2015, all in Augusta.

• Katelyn Dillingham, 19, of Augusta, unlawful trafficking in heroin and unlawful possession of heroin April 22 in Augusta.

• Corey J. Dionne, 25, of Augusta, aggravated trafficking in heroin, unlawful possession of heroin and criminal forfeiture of $746 cash, all March 25, 2015, and robbery, aggravated assault and theft by unauthorized taking May 25, 2014, all in Augusta.

• Thomas G. Flynn, 53, of Augusta, aggravated forgery and theft by deception Jan. 1, 2011-March 30, 2013, in Augusta.

• Jennifer N. Gallagher, 35, of Augusta, operating after revocation and attaching improper plates Feb. 7 in Gardiner.

• Jennifer Grice, 27, of Bucksport, aggravated trafficking in heroin, unlawful trafficking in heroin and violation of condition of release March 27, 2015, in West Gardiner.

• Jason D. Grover, 34, of Winthrop, unlawful possession of heroin and unlawful possession of cocaine and/or cocaine base Jan. 23 in Augusta.

• Dane Holmes, 23, of Bronx, N.Y., unlawful trafficking in heroin Dec. 5, 2014, in Augusta.

• Brandee A. Lewis, 19, of Augusta, arson April 6 and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and violation of condition of release April 8, all in Augusta.

• Jermaine G. Martin, 40, of Fairfield, theft by unauthorized taking between July 13 and Dec. 1, 2014, in Waterville.

• Sara R. Negrete, 32, of Chelsea, robbery, aggravated assault and theft by unauthorized taking May 25, 2014, in Augusta.

• Sarah L. Pearl, 26, of Chelsea, unlawful possession of heroin Dec. 12, 2014, in Augusta.

• Meloney Poe, 39, of Augusta, unlawful trafficking in heroin April 16 in Augusta.

• Shakieta D. Rhodes-Jones, 27, of Waterville, aggravated trafficking in heroin, unlawful possession of heroin, falsifying physical evidence and criminal forfeiture of $3,541 cash, all Feb. 27 in Waterville.

• Richard E. Rice, 49, of Waterville, domestic violence assault March 18 in Waterville.

• Samuel R. Smith, 25, of Augusta, robbery and theft by unauthorized taking April 17 in Augusta.

• Leo Wilson-Huff, 29, of Augusta, domestic violence terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence terrorizing, violation of condition of release May 31 in Augusta.

• Jason J. Vanderveld, 37, of Windsor, unlawful trafficking of marijuana and marijuana cultivation Dec. 23, 2014, in Windsor.

• Taquan Washington, 28, of Westbrook, aggravated trafficking in cocaine base, aggravated trafficking in heroin March 26 in Augusta.

• Jason A. Woods, 37, of South China, arson April 11 in South China.

• Gerald L. Wotten, 50, of Auburn, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release Dec. 7, 2014, in Augusta.

• Stephanie J. Williams, 40, of Winthrop, theft by deception, misuse of public benefits instrument and trafficking in benefits Oct. 17-18, 2014, in Kennebec County.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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