Former township employee charged with theft
UPPER UWCHLAN >> A former Upper Uwchlan Township Public Works employee was charged with misdemeanor theft and related criminal offenses, according to township officials.
Township officials said Christopher Totaro was charged on Wednesday with the theft, directly related to the alleged theft of fuel and the improper use of a township issued fuel card.
Township administration said it identified the suspected criminal acts and immediately instituted an internal investigation which led to the discharge of Totaro on June 27 from his employment with the township. The matter was then referred to the Up-
per Uwchlan Township Police Department for investigation. Totaro, 30, of Parkesburg, does not have a lawyer listed on his online criminal report, which was filed on Thursday.
Prior to a preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday, township officials said an agreement was reached with Totaro which included a summary conviction and full and immediate restitution, totaling $5,871.31.
Prior to being discharged from employment, Totaro was an employee of the Upper Uwchlan Township Public Works Department for nine years. Township administration has reviewed and revised all applicable policies and procedures related to the use of fuel and instituted additional safeguards to ensure that this type of incident will not be repeated, township officials said.