County official used fake business to steal $30K, prosecutors say

Pennsylvania

A Northumberland County elected official created a fake business to steal $30,000 from public funds, state prosecutors said.

Justin Dunkelberger, the former county prothonotary, is facing multiple charges of theft, receiving stolen property, tampering with public records, and related crimes.

The state attorney general’s office said Dunkelberger, 41, registered a corporation in the name of “IMR Key Mark, LLC” then opened a bank account in the same name in 2015. Dunkelberger was listed as the president of the company on the bank account and the company’s mailing address was his home.

The company name was similar to that of a legitimate business that provided services to the county.

Dunkelberger then presented invoices to a deputy who cut two $15,000 checks from a public funds account to IMR Key Mark, LLC.

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