Ex-SAAA head admits she stole from agency

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Posted: September 25, 2013

The Winchester Star

Helen Cockrell (left), former director of the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, talks to attorney Nancy Kie Tuesday morning in Warren County Circuit Court where Cockrell pleaded guilty to one charge and made Alford pleas to two others related to money she embezzled from the agency. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Judge Dennis L. Hupp presided Tuesday during Helen Cockrell’s plea.
Helen Cockrell, former director of the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, leaves Warren County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. She did not answer any questions from the media. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

FRONT ROYAL — The former leader of the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) admitted Tuesday that she stole from the agency by using its credit card to pay for a personal trip to New York in 2011…



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