Former victim advocate charged with misuse of public money

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah – The Utah Attorney General’s Office filed charges Thursday against a former Summit County Attorney’s Office victim advocate.

Marsha Lynn Probst is accused of misusing public money.

The charges focus on misappropriation of donations made to the Summit County Victim Assistance Program.

Probst was a victim advocate in the Summit County Attorney’s Office from June 2006 to October 2017.

Summit County says during her employment, Probst would regularly receive donations on behalf of the county’s Victim Assistance Program from Wasatch Womenade, a non-profit based in Park City.

During an investigation, the AG’s Office discovered that Probst established an account at a local credit union using funds from donations made to Summit County, unbeknownst to other Summit County employees.

The charges allege the funds collected were used for personal purchases. The total amount of misappropriated donation funds is in excess of $5,000.

If convicted, Probst faces a maximum penalty of one to fifteen years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.00.

View a copy of the charges filed

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