A Titusville area woman has pleaded guilty to charges she took almost $118,000 from a Townville area tooling and machining company where she had worked.

Terri S. Baldwin, 54, of 10549 Donna Road has pleaded guilty in Crawford County Court of Common Pleas to one count of theft by deception and two counts of forgery for stealing $117,991.50 from Steadman Tool & Die Inc. in Steuben Township.

Pennsylvania State Police at Corry charged Baldwin with forging 53 business checks totaling $117.991.50 between Sept. 29, 2016, and Jan. 10, 2019, while working as a secretary and bookkeeper at the business.

A forensic financial audit of the business found Baldwin concealed the 53 checks which were issued to her own personal credit card account and her husband’s business, RTC Baldwin, the arrest affidavit said.

State police initially charged Baldwin with a total of 12 counts — one count of theft by deception and 11 counts of forgery. She pleaded guilty in county court Jan. 9 to the theft by deception count and two of the forgery charges — all felonies — in a plea agreement with the Crawford County District Attorney's Office.

Baldwin faces up to 24 years in prison and $55,000 in fines when she is sentenced by President Judge John Spataro on March 23.

Baldwin remains free on $25,000 unsecured bond as she awaits sentencing.

Keith Gushard can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at kgushard@meadvilletribune.com.

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