According to police, she took money from her personal account to help others, then would reimburse herself using money from St. Vincent de Paul.
Once president of St. Florian's St. Vincent de Paul charity, Eleanor Wallak is now accused of stealing more than $36,000 from the account that's meant to help the needy.
"She was using it to purchase things like cigarettes, cat food," said Trooper Steve Limani with Pennsylvania State Police. "She was using it to entertain herself at social clubs, and one of her clients she was supposed to actually help passed away in 2011."
"If they feel like I used the money improperly, I would be glad to take care of it," Wallak said.
Wallak ran the program through the church to help people with utility bills, food or housing, but instead police say she was spending thousands on herself.