AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Travis County prosecutors say they are trying to extradite from Venezuela a woman accused of stealing nearly $450,000 from two Austin nonprofits and a church.
The Austin American-Statesman reported Wednesday that authorities believe 51-year-old Louanne Aponte fled to South America in February to avoid prosecution over charges of taking more than $300,000 from Family Connections. She was executive director for six years at the now-defunct nonprofit that specialized in child care services.
Aponte also is accused of draining more than $130,000 from the Texas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, where she was treasurer for a decade. Authorities say she also took more than $8,000 from her church. Aponte didn't respond to e-mail messages from the newspaper.
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