A former Delaware County employee has been charged with taking about $160,000 in funds from the Register of Wills cash box.
Christine Trout, 52, of Glenolden, a 32-year-employee, will be arraigned later today, according to District Attorney Jack Whelan.
Trout will be charged with numerous felony counts of theft, receiving stolen property, unlawful use of a computer and other related crimes, Whelan said.
Trout, was fired from her position as the former deputy director of the county's register of wills, when the thefts were uncovered during an independent audit.
Whelan said the thefts go back to 2007 when Trout took $6,700 and continued until until 2012 when $52,000 was discovered missing.