Friday, March 22, 2013

Man Charged for Taking Money, Failing to Deliver Computer Equipment to Palmer Police

Charlie Sandt Jr. was charged with various charges after he allegedly took payment of nearly $24,000 for contracted computer services to the Palmer Township Police Department and failed to deliver, police report.

Palmer police say Sandt provided computer technical support and equipment services to the Palmer Township Police Department from January 2007 through October 2009 through Computer Innovations LLC.

On August 10, 2009,  Sandt was issued a check for $23,921.75 by the department, which was cashed, for the purchase of five Dell laptop computers and software for installation in police vehicles, but they were never delivered, according to a press release issued by the department.

Sandt was charged with theft by required disposition of funds, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property, all third degree felonies. He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline Taschner, who set bail at $25,000 with a 10 percent option.

However, Sandt is currently being held Northampton County Prison on charges previously filed by the Palmer Township Police Department on an unrelated investigation.

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