- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A former chief probation officer will spend three years on probation for stealing $3,500 from a western Pennsylvania county that was supposed to be used for martial arts lessons he never took.

The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (https://bit.ly/1TUMLtu ) says 47-year-old Daniel Clements, of Aliquippa, was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County. He had pleaded guilty in May to theft and evidence tampering, and will also likely lose his government pension.

Clements submitted an invoice to the county for $3,500 amount, then received a kickback of at least $1,800 from a martial arts studio even though he never took the lessons there in June 2013.

Clements had worked for the county since 1994 and was charged in October.

Defense attorney Stephen Colafella says Clements’ “embarrassment is immeasurable. He took tremendous pride in his work.”


Information from: Observer-Reporter, https://www.observer-reporter.com

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