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Woman charged with stealing from housing authority

By Associated Press
Published On: Jan 29 2013 07:54:06 AM MST
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HELENA, Mont. -

A 46-year-old Helena woman faces federal charges after investigators say she stole rent checks when she worked for the Anaconda Housing Authority.
The Independent Record reports (http://bit.ly/XPfl2a ) former Anaconda resident Coleen Furthmyre is charged with taking in rental payments between January 2009 and November 2011, and depositing more than $28,000 in her own bank account.
Furthmyre pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and theft of government money during her Jan. 24 arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Jeremiah C. Lynch in Missoula. Her next court date is Feb. 16.