LTRENTON – A Trenton woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Jackson Laboratory.
43-year old Billie Jo Cunningham is accused of using the labs credit card to rack up more than $24 thousand dollars in charges.
According to the Ellsworth American, Cunningham was helping to organize the Maine State Science fair which is sponsored by Jackson Lab.
They say she planned to launch her own non-profit science fair and was using the credit card to purchase everything from video equipment to paying for her own car repairs.
Cunningham is now charged with theft by unauthorized taking.
She could spend up to ten years in prison if convicted.