A woman accused of stealing more than $93,000 from the Hanover-area car dealership where she worked told her former boss she has bipolar disorder and wanted to confess, court documents revealed.

Lisa D. Myers, 42, of 391/2 W. Middle St. in Hanover, remains free on $10,000 unsecured bail, charged with theft by deception, theft by failure to make required disposition, tampering with records and receiving stolen property.

According to her arrest affidavit, Myers embezzled a total of $93,250 from Liberty Nissan, 75 W. Eisenhower Drive, between Jan. 26, 2007, and Aug. 7, 2008. The business is just outside Hanover in Conewago Township, Adams County.

On Aug. 19, Myers confessed to car-dealership owner Phillip Smith that she had been keeping cash deposits and falsifying Liberty Nissan bank statements by showing the stolen cash as deposits in transit, the affidavit states.

Smith told Conewago Township Police that Myers informed him she'd just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder "and wanted to confess her wrongdoing and begin treatment," according to the affidavit.

Cash only: Township Detective Gary Baumgardner interviewed Myers on Aug. 19 and Aug. 25. During those interviews, she confessed to embezzling the money and said she only stole cash -- not checks, documents state.

Myers said "she was able to cover up the crime because she was responsible for reconciling the bank statements showing the cash money as deposits in transit," the affidavit states.


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Myers worked for Liberty Nissan for a little more than two years as a title clerk and cashier, according to office manager Clyde Rebert.

He declined to say whether she resigned or was fired, but confirmed that Aug. 19 was her last day of work.

Rebert also declined to say whether the dealership has gotten any of the stolen money back, or whether supervisors were aware that money was missing before Myers confessed.

Myers could not be reached for comment. She faces a preliminary hearing before District Judge Daniel Bowman in Bonneauville.

-- Reach Elizabeth Evans at levans@yorkdispatch.com or 505-5429.