Woman accused of stealing money from meal program

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Tuttle woman accused of stealing money from a program that provides meals to poor children at day cares has been charged with theft of from a government program.

Prosecutors on Wednesday charged 63-year-old Mary Williams in federal court in Oklahoma City.

She's accused of stealing $1.6 million and using the money to buy property, a pontoon boat and a recreational vehicle.

Williams was president of Guardian Angel. The company was hired by the state Education Department to supervise payments to 500 day care centers in the state. The company shut down in 2008.

Prosecutors say Williams filed claims that inflated how much was due Guardian Angel.

Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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