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Ridgway woman charged with theft of employer's laptop

September 12, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Ridgway woman formerly employed with the WDDH radio station in Ridgway and charged with the alleged theft of a laptop from the company was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree, in District Court.
The affidavit alleges that Nancy Jean Bodien, 36, of 45 Fremont Ave., Ridgway, took into her possession a laptop computer belonging to the WDDH radio station following her resignation on May 29, 2012.
According to the affidavit, police were contacted on June 26, 2012, with station personnel telling them that the laptop computer and microphone that had been in Bodien's possession had not been seen since her resignation.
When Bodien was contacted by police, she admitted to having the laptop but contended that it had been gifted to her by the company's owner, Dennis Heindl.
According to the affidavit, Bodien told police as well as station personnel that she would return the laptop computer but never did and eventually stopped responding to emails from the station's office manager.

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