Ex-Penn Recreation Director Accused of Stealing Treadmills, Elliptical Machines

She was arrested in May, but the charges only surfaced after a Penn employee tipped off the student newspaper.

Amy Wagner, former director of recreation at Penn’s Pottruck Health and Fitness Center, was arrested last month at the gym. She has been charged with 24 counts of theft and forgery. She is accused of stealing treadmills and elliptical machines and selling them.

The arrest happened in May of last month, but was not made public until this week when a University employee tipped off The Daily Pennsylvanian. An administrative officer told the DP the school couldn’t comment on the arrest because it was “not public information.” Wagner was recreation director at Pottruck from 2007 to the time of her arrest; she is no longer employed by the University.

The source who tipped off the DP told the student newspaper it wasn’t clear “how she was actually shipping the items.” Per a 2009 interview in the Penn Current, she holds a master’s in exercise physiology from Temple.

She’s scheduled to appear in court on July 7th.