SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been charged with embezzling $165,000 from a University of Rhode Island sorority house.

The Rhode Island State Police said Wednesday that 40-year-old Tanya McGinn was arrested following a year-long investigation into missing housing funds. The funds are controlled by a board that oversees the Alpha Phi sorority house, and McGinn, a North Attleboro resident, was president of the board from 2003 to 2009.

Police say their investigation showed that $165,000 of the sorority’s capital funds were funneled into bank accounts owned by McGinn. Police say their investigation began after a representative of the board filed a complaint.

McGinn is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 29.

Attempts to reach McGinn on Wednesday were unsuccessful.

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