Former Bedford employee indicted for embezzling money to pay gambling debts

A former city of Bedford employee has been indicted for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars while collecting residential water supply fees.

Lynda Yarish has been charged with two counts of theft in office, tampering with records and falsification, according to Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas records.

Between Jan. 1, 2015 and Nov. 30, 2016, Yarish embezzled more than $10,000 while collecting fees for water shut-offs, permits and vital statistics, the indictment states.

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