Former Northumberland County Prothonotary Sentenced

SUNBURY, Pa. -- A former prothonotary in Northumberland County learned his punishment Monday for stealing thousands of dollars in public money.

Justin Dunkelberger was charged in March with writing $30,000 worth of checks to himself while he held the office between 2015 and 2016.

The state attorney general's office confirms Dunkelberger pleaded guilty to lesser charges and was sentenced to four years of probation and 100 hours of community service.

Officials say Dunkelberger has already paid back the money he stole in Northumberland County.

5 comments

  • Mike Ference

    Typical PA elected official. If he had the money to back back what he stole, it’s probably stolen money from another con job on taxpayers.

    • Sheryl Alexander

      Close, but not correct. Note the sentence in the story that partially reads; ‘Dunkelberger has already paid back the money he stole in Northumberland County.’ He paid back the monies stolen, something a cousin would not do.

      They would scream ‘RACIST!” instead, and never pay back what they stole.

    • yabbadabbadude

      I’d be more than willing to help you with your predicament, since you’re probably white yourself. It involves some common household items and a few woodworking tools. It might sting a little bit…

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