- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania official has resigned from office after pleading guilty to three charges.

Justin Dunkelberger on Monday pleaded guilty to misappropriation of entrusted property, violating the oath of office and driving drunk in 2015.

The 39-year-old was accused of taking $12,000 meant for a scholarship fund established in memory of a high school wrestling coach.

Prosecutors say he used some of that money to fund his campaign for Northumberland County prothonotary. He was elected to the office that oversees filing of many civil records in 2014 and became well-known for posting photos of people with overdue court fines on billboards.

He was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in prison followed by three years probation.


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