- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania district judge has been suspended without pay after he was charged last week with stealing more than $113,000 from his office and the volunteer fire company where he served as treasurer.

The Reading Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1rQBSlC ) the state’s judicial ethics court ordered the suspension of Wyomissing District Judge Timothy Dougherty (DAWK’-er-tee) late Monday afternoon.

Dougherty 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.

Dougherty was arraigned on Friday on theft, conflict of interest and related charges. His arraignment had been scheduled for Thursday, but his attorney says Dougherty broke his shoulder blade falling down some stairs.


Information from: Reading Eagle, https://www.readingeagle.com/

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