Hilltop woman arrested for theft from court
A Bon Air woman has been was arrested and charged for her involvement regarding funds missing from the Municipal Courts Building.
On November 16, 2012, Pittsburgh Police Support Services Supervisor discovered money missing from the Central Records Reporting Unit (CRRU), at the Municipal Courts Building. These funds are payment for copies of various reports and documents purchased by the public.
The support services supervisor immediately reported the discovery to Assistant Chief Regina McDonald.
City Controller Michael Lamb’s Office was notified On November 19, 2012, and was requested to conduct an audit. An internal review of operational procedures was initiated and it was determined the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would no longer accept cash as a form of payment for reports and various documents. Only checks and/or money orders will be accepted for the reports.
The supervisor also received authorization to purchase a new cash register with the ability to track transactions and revisions were made to the record keeping process. The review will continue and revisions to the current operational procedures will be finalized in the near future.
Police officials believe the initial steps taken will insure this will not happen again.
On February 5, Terri Randolph, 48, of Bon Air turned herself in to police on an arrest warrant and was transported to the Allegheny County Jail and charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds.