- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) - The state attorney general is hoping an eastern Pennsylvania district judge will be arraigned Friday on charges he stole more than $113,000 from his office and the volunteer fire company where he served as treasurer.

Wyomissing District Judge Timothy Dougherty (DAWK’-er-tee) was supposed to surrender Thursday, but instead suffered an undisclosed injury or medical condition at his office and was taken to Reading Hospital Thursday morning.

Hospital officials said Dougherty was evaluated and by Thursday night were no longer listing him as a patient.

The judge is accused of stealing more than $15,000 from his office in Berks County, which collects fines and court costs. He’s also accused of taking nearly $98,000 from the Wyomissing Volunteer Fire Company.

Online court records don’t list a defense attorney for the judge.

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