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Vassar Employee Charged More Than $6K On College Credit Card

Merlisha Celestin, 34
Merlisha Celestin, 34 Photo Credit: Town of Poughkeepsie Police

A Vassar College employee was arrested after being caught making illegal purchases of more than $6,000 on a college credit card, said Town of Poughkeepsie Police.

Merlisha Celestin, 34, of Beacon, was arrested Tuesday following an investigation into the use of the card over a six month period, while employed at the college, said Capt. Kevin Faber.

She was charged with felony grand larceny and was released on her own recognizance. Celestin is scheduled to appear in court on June 5.

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