For­mer town­ship em­ployee charged with theft

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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.

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