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Former Director Of Perry County Family Center Sentenced To Fifteen Months’ Imprisonment For Embezzlement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that the former Executive Director of the Perry County Family Center, Shelley A. Dreyer-Aurila, age 55, of New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 15 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo for embezzlement of funds involving federal programs. 

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Dreyer-Aurila previously admitted that between 2010 and 2017, she embezzled and converted to her own personal use more than $150,000 that was under the care and control of the Center.  During that period, the Center annually received more than $10,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services, to fund programs like its Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program and its Child Abuse Prevention program.

Dreyer-Aurila was also ordered to pay $127,764.56 in restitution.  She had previously repaid $22,520. 

The case was investigated by the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation, Charitable Investigation Unit.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli and former Assistant U.S. Attorney James T. Clancy prosecuted the case.

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Updated April 28, 2021

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