Ronald A. Rambo Jr., 59, who has been township manager of West Brandywine for more than 20 years, has been charged with stealing from the Chester County township.
Rambo, of Coatesville, misappropriated at least $456.30 from the municipality, said District Attorney Thomas P. Hogan.
Linda Formica, assistant to the township manager, said Thursday that Rambo was in his office but unavailable for comment.
Thomas J. McCaffrey, chairman of the board of supervisors, said he was "very disappointed."
He said that although one member of the three-man board wanted to fire Rambo, McCaffrey and the other supervisor "would like to see the extent of whatever has been charged."