A former Delaware County employee has been charged with stealing more than $160,000 from the Register of Wills office over six years.
Christine Trout, 52, of Glenolden, a 32-year employee, surrendered to detectives Friday, District Attorney Jack Whelan said. She was arraigned and released on bail.
Trout was charged with numerous felony counts of theft, receiving stolen property, unlawful use of a computer, and related crimes, according to court documents.
Efforts to reach Trout and her attorney Friday were not successful.
In November, Trout was fired as deputy director of the Register of Wills office when the thefts were uncovered during an independent internal audit. She initially told detectives she had taken about $30,000 over several years.