Karen Kopera of Altoona was accused of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. The defendant was an employee at Lion Country Supply located along SR 220 in Snyder Township and allegedly transferred monies from her employer’s account into her own personal bank account and personal credit card accounts. The total amount stolen, over the listed period of time of July 1, 2005 to October 27, 2007 is $81,461.49. She had been an employee at Lion Country Supply from approximately 1997 to October 29, 2007. Kopera was the assistant manager and had access to a credit card machine.
She was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Joe Moran on Feb. 13. Bail was set at $100,000 unsecured. The preliminary hearing was continued at the request of the Commonwealth to March 4 at 11 a.m. at Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller’s office.