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Arraignment set for Patsy Ritchey




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Wilson County News
August 14, 2013 | 1,653 views | 3 comments

The arraignment of 54-year-old Patsy Lynne Ritchey, the former treasurer of the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, has been rescheduled to Aug. 27, according to 218th District Court Judge Stella Saxon Aug. 6.

Ritchey is charged with theft of property worth more than $20,000 but less than $100,000, misapplication of fiduciary property, and theft of property worth more than $1,500 but less than $20,000, all related to her tenure as the treasurer of the organization. Saxon did not elaborate on why the arraignment had to be rescheduled.

State and local officials continue their insurance fraud investigation into Ritchey, who was the owner of the now-closed Patsy Ritchey Insurance Agency on U.S. 87 in La Vernia. Nicole Thornbro of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said Aug. 2 that Investigator Gordon Bake of the Texas Department of Insurance continues to interview alleged victims and collect statements. He continues to receive calls from people claiming that Ritchey defrauded them, Thornbro said.

Bexar County officials likely will refer the insurance fraud case for prosecution in Wilson County, Thornbro said, since most of the complaints have originated there. Because the investigation remains active, she declined to specify how many victims have come forward or how much money Ritchey allegedly stole from her insurance clients.

“It’s high,” Thornbro said. “We’re definitely in the felony amounts.”

Officials still urge anyone who might have fallen victim to Ritchey to call Investigator Gordon Bake at 210-335-2404.
 

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Glenn Quagmire  
Quahog, Rhode Island  
August 28, 2013 12:53am
 
It'll prolly be in the paper next week. Why u get it if u hate it so much? Dey prolly got mo to do then fool with just dis. Yeah, you "new" aight.

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
August 27, 2013 9:32pm
 
XFamily: Wrong news company to ask...they don't update news like a real online newspaper.

 
XFamily  
79720  
August 27, 2013 7:42pm
 
Where's the new news? Did she go to court?

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