Ex-head charged with stealing from Susan B. Anthony museum

Berkshire County
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ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — The former director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Massachusetts has been charged with stealing $31,000 from the nonprofit and using the money on travel, amusement park tickets, jewelry and other personal expenses.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that 45-year-old Colleen Janz pleaded not guilty this month to larceny.

Janz served as executive director of the Adams museum from July 2012 until she was fired on July 23, 2018. The suffragist was born in Adams in 1820.

Prosecutors say Janz used several tactics to divert museum money, including forging documents and falsifying records. They say she also spent money on meals, Uber rides, car insurance and groceries.

Carol Crossed, president of the museum’s board, said they were “devastated.”

Janz’s attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

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