Ex-Penn Employee Accused of Theft Hopes to Enter Diversion Program

Amy Wagner, the former director of recreation at Penn's Pottruck gym, could have her record expunged if accepted into the program.

Amy Wagner, the former recreation director at Penn’s Pottruck Fitness Center, waived her preliminary hearing on theft charges yesterday. Though the case is now headed to trial, Wagner’s attorney says she is paying back the money and hopes to enter a diversion program.

We told you about Wagner’s arrest last month. It actually happened in May, but wasn’t made public until a tip came in to the The Daily Pennsylvanian over the summer. The DP reported a source told the paper Wagner was accused of stealing treadmills and elliptical machines. The charges described yesterday included thefts of cash and goods from the lost and found box at Pottruck gym.

Wagner is accused of stealing around $10,000 in cash and items from the gym. Her attorney says once her debt is lower than $2,000, she will be eligible for a Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. If she’s accepted and fulfills the requirements — restitution, fines, community service, etc. — her record will be expunged.

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