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Lehigh Co. Couple Charged With Embezzlement From Township Funds

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The Lehigh County District Attorney's office has charged a couple with conspiring to embezzle $854,497 from the utility account of the South Whitehall Finance Department  between 1999 and 2012.

Nancy Tonkin, 66 and her husband William Tonkin, 69, both from Emmaus, are each charged with three counts of dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activities, theft by deception, receiving stolen property and other related charges.

Nancy was employed by the township for 30 years and her husband is a former township police officer.   Nancy allegedly used a "lapping" scheme to conceal thefts from utility accounts. 

Nancy was suspended on June 8, 2012, after a new finance director suspected the thefts.

The investigators in this case poured over the personal bank accounts of the couple and tracked numerous large cash deposits throughout the years.

There was also an investigation onto the Tonkin's gaming activity at three Pennsylvania casinos where they lost large amounts of cash and withdrew over $20,000 in cash from casino ATMs.

The defendants are set to be arraigned later on today in Lehigh County Central Booking. 

 

 

 

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