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Berks County judge accused of $113k thefts suspended

Written by The Associated Press | May 17, 2016 6:23 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A Berks County 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 state's judicial ethics court has ordered the suspension of Wyomissing District Judge Timothy Dougherty.

He is accused of stealing more than $15,000 from his office in Berks County, which collects fines and court costs. 

Dougherty is also accused of taking nearly $98,000 from the Wyomissing Volunteer Fire Company. 

He 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.

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