WENATCHEE — The executive director of Grief Place has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree theft of funds from the organization.
Karen Sheppard, 50, of East Wenatchee, was booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on Wednesday and has been released on personal recognizance.
She is accused of taking $2,500 from the organization, said Capt. Doug Jones with the Wenatchee Police Department. Details on when the alleged theft occurred were not available this morning.
Neither Sheppard or her attorney, Tony DiTommaso, could be reached for comment.
Eveline Roy, interim president of Grief Place, said she could not comment on how the alleged theft is affecting the organization. She said Sheppard, who was been executive director since the summer of 2011, resigned earlier this month.
Without Sheppard, Grief Place has one employee who is handling the office, Roy said.
Grief Place, 1610 Fifth St., offers help to people who have lost loved ones.
Most of its programs are offered with the help of volunteeers.