Former Crawford County prison warden sentenced

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MEADVILLE, Pa. – A former warden of the Crawford County Prison was sentenced Wednesday for stealing more than $100,000 from a Cochranton lodge.

Tim Lewis, 53, was sentenced to eight to 23 months in county prison for stealing thousands of dollars while he and his wife, Debra, were officers at a Moose Lodge in Cochranton between 2011 and 2014.

Lewis served as the club’s administrator during that time period.

Once released from prison, Lewis will serve 48 months probation.

Lewis was ordered to pay $121,588 to the Moose Lodge.

Police arrested both Tim Lewis and Debra Lewis in March and charged them for stealing funds that were to be donated to charity from small games of chance.

Other allegations centered around a rigged bingo game that netted the couple around $2,000. 

According to the Meadville Tribune, Debra Lewis, who was employed as a manager at the lodge during the time of the thefts, was accepted into the county court’s accelerated rehabilitative disposition program in July.

She was charged with criminal conspiracy. Debra Lewis received six months probation plus was ordered to pay court costs and other fees. 

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