The Delaware County District Attorney's office has announced that a local government worker has been charged with multiple counts of theft.
Christine M. Trout, of Glenolden, served as the county's chief deputy to the Delaware County Register Of Wills. As a result of a three-month long investigation, it was revealed that Trout allegedly stole more than $160,000 over a five-year period, while serving the public.
The investigation alleges that she stole cash from files at the end of the work day. She also allegedly changed reports and took cash from voided transactions.
Trout admitted to the theft and she surrendered on Friday, January 18.
A fire in Ocean County that is threatening homes, forcing the evacuation of homes and the closure of a local school, continues to burn Thursday afternoon.
Wildfire danger continues into Thursday evening with low humidities and dry conditions. Winds continue to gust close to 30 mph.
A report of a deadly shooting Thursday morning just off Widener University's campus led to an alert urging school community members to "please remain indoors until further notice," but police have now given the all-clear.