A Ridgewood YMCA bookkeeper was arrested last week after allegedly stealing $40,000 from the community institution, Ridgewood Police announced in a release Thursday morning.
According to police, Catherine Easer, 54, of Mahwah, allegedly diverted YMCA funds and took about $40,000 for her own personal use.
About two months ago, Y officials alerted police to account discrepancies and a possible theft, police said. After Ridgewood Detective Jeffrey Casson conducted a two-month investigation, cops arrested Easer on April 10, and charged her with third degree theft, police said.
Easer has since been released, police said.