WEST WYOMING, Pa. — Authorities allege two police chiefs in northeastern Pennsylvania wrongly collected several double paychecks, costing their borough more than $41,000.
The current and former chiefs of West Wyoming were arrested and charged today with theft.
State police say they began investigating the town's payroll accounts in January 2010 after borough officials reported irregularities.
An affidavit alleges current Chief Stanley Sipko received a dozen double paychecks, totaling nearly $13,000 between 2005 and 2009.
Another affidavit says former police Chief David Gashi had nine double paydays, totaling nearly $14,000.
In both cases, authorities say the extra money wrongly increased the men's pension benefits for added losses to the borough.
A police spokesman said this morning that the men were awaiting arraignment. It was not immediately clear if they had lawyers.