UPDATE

Trump-Putin summit: What people are saying about Trump's comments

Middletown city employee accused of theft from Kohl’s


A Middletown city employee has been placed on paid leave after she and her sister were accused of petty theft.

Nadine Begley, 64, and her sister Robin Conley, 62, both of Middletown, are accused of taking clothing items from Kohl’s, 6825 Roosevelt Ave., on July 8.

MORE: Butler County schools respond to Secret Service security report

Begley is the administrative assistant for City Manager Doug Adkins and has been a city employee for the past nine years, according to Shelby Quinlivan, city communications coordinator. Her current annual salary is $54,189.

Begley was placed on paid administrative leave July 11 pending an internal investigation and court actions, according to Quinlivan.

Both women told police they were making an even exchange of merchandise purchased online and insisted they were not stealing, according to a police report obtained by the Journal-News.

Begley “insisted that acts interpreted by store security as attempts to conceal what they were doing and the bag during check out were innocent actions,” according to the police report.

MORE: Federal magistrate dismisses $500 million Dynus lawsuit involving several Butler County officials

Conley told police she had exchanged online purchases in store more than a dozen times and Begley had been with her on two other occasions.

After being questioned by police on July 10, both women were issued summonses to appear later this month in Middletown Municipal Court.

A special prosecutor and a visiting judge will be appointed in the case because Begley is a city employee, according to Quinlivan.




Next Up in Local

Mattress Firm employee found shot to death in Houston store
Mattress Firm employee found shot to death in Houston store

A woman was found shot to death in the back office of a Mattress Firm store in Houston on Saturday night, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday. >> Read more trending news The 28-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was found by a store manager around 7 p.m., KHOU reported. The woman had a gunshot wound to the head, according...
Longtime Hamilton restaurant owner dies
Longtime Hamilton restaurant owner dies

Angie Mitchell said her father, a longtime Hamilton restaurant owner, taught her the value of serving others and working hard. James George Mitchell, who owned and operated Skyline Chili on High Street for 28 years, died July 12 in Hamilton. He was 65 years old. MORE: Leave your condolences for the family online “My dad would do anything for...
Minnesota man charged after large boulder falls off truck, kills 2 women
Minnesota man charged after large boulder falls off truck, kills 2 women

The commercial truck driver who had a large boulder fly off his vehicle in Minnesota, killing a mother and her daughter, was arrested Wednesday, WCCO reported.  >> Read more trending news Police said Joseph Paul Czeck, 33, of Hastings, Minnesota, failed to stop when the incident occurred in Rosemount on July 9. According to a criminal...
Family of Fairfield stabbing victim seeks to stop release of police body camera video
Family of Fairfield stabbing victim seeks to stop release of police body camera video

The family of a woman stabbed to death by a man that Fairfield police shot in the act is seeking to stop the release of the officer’s body camera video. On July 3, Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser announced that a Butler County grand jury declined to indict the Fairfield police officer who fired the fatal shots. During that announcement...
REPORT: Man finds gun while walking dog
REPORT: Man finds gun while walking dog

A man walking his dog Sunday evening found a firearm in a field, according to a Dayton police report. Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of North Euclid Avenue around 7:23 p.m. Sunday. The man said he was returning from a walk with his dog when he stumbled upon a gun in a field by the intersection of Cornell Drive and Harvard Boulevard, read...
More Stories