2 Pa. constables accused of billing for no work

September 23, 2008 1:09:07 PM PDT
Two constables are accused of billing Berks County for work they never did. They're also accused of falsifying records so they would get paid for the work.

Both constables were arrested Monday and charged with theft, conspiracy, tampering with public records. Also charged is the wife of one of the constables, who had worked as a secretary for a district judge.

The charges follow a six-month investigation. Authorities say it was launched after a series of stories ran in the Reading Eagle. The newspaper reported that some Berks County constables were making tens of thousands of dollars more than constables elsewhere.

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