Woman allegedly stole funds
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Megan Galo, 47, of the 1900 block of Moreland Road, waived her preliminary hearing before District Court Judge Ester J. Casillo of East Norriton on charges of theft by deception and receiving stolen property in connection with alleged incidents that occurred between January DnG -uOy, DFFRUGLnJ WR GRFuPHnWs fiOHG Ln county court. Galo, who remains free on $10,000 unsecured bail, faces a formal arraignment on the charges in county court Sept. 12.
Galo faces a possible maximum sentence of 14 to 28 years in prison if she’s convicted of all the felony charges at trial.
An investigation of Galo began July 16 when East Norriton police responded to the Center for Advanced Orthopedics, 716 West Germantown Pike, for a report of a theft. A doctor reported Galo, an of- fiFH PDnDJHU, sWROH FDsK GHSRsLWs WRWDOLnJ $24,962 between Jan. 1 and July 9, acFRUGLnJ WR WKH DUUHsW DIfiGDvLW fiOHG Ey EDsW Norriton Police Sergeant David W. Boyer.
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Galo, authorities alleged, did not return deposit receipts to the biller for cash or checks that were supposed to be deposited between January and July despite repeated requests for them.
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“Megan Galo admitted she had taken cash from the practice on and off for about a year and a half,” Boyer alleged.
When asked how much money she had taken, Galo allegedly told her superiors that she took about $80,000 from the practice, according to the criminal complaint.
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