SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY—UPDATE
A woman accussed of stealing over $10,000 from a Susquehanna Township church is returned to Central Pennsylvania from California after a two-year manhunt. Michelle McMullen, 30, faced a judge this morning and will be held on $100,000 bail awaiting her next hearing on March 11. McMullen is accussed of stealing over $10,000 from the Progress Immanuel Presbyterian Church from July of 2007 to June of 2008. Instead of facing the charges, McMullen fled the area in September of 2008. After an intense search, and several sightings, she was eventually caught in January in Oakland, California.
A woman recently arrested in California after being identified by a viewer of ID Network is back in Central Pennsylvania. Michelle McMullen, 30, was brought in to the Susquehanna Township Police Department around 4am this morning.
McMullen is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Progress Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Susquehanna Township.
Family discovered McMullen missing back in October of 2008 when she did not report to classes at the Grambling State University in Louisiana. A few days after she was reported missing, her car was found abandoned in Maryland.
A few months later, police were abloe to track her down in Martinsburg, West Virginia, where she was working under a false name.
McMullen confirmed her true identity, but was able to avoid arrest and was once again on the run.
Police arrested her at the end of January in California. She was found working in a beauty supply store.
McMullen was brought in to Susquehanna Township Police Headquarters this morning where she is being interviewed by police. She is now awaiting arraignment by a judge.
"It's the closure aspect. It's the closure for the church that is the victim in this case. It's the closure for the officers who have been working this case for upwards of two years now trying to track her. For them, it's time to move forward as well," said Susquehanna Township Police Chief Robert Martin.
Timeline of the case can be viewed on America's Most Wanted Website here- http://www.amw.com/captures/brief.cfm?id=60682