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Wilson borough clerk Lisa Guth charged with stealing sewer payments

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 24 2013 11:12:03 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 24 2013 12:26:10 PM CDT

A borough official in Northampton County is at the center of a criminal investigation.

WILSON, Pa. -

A borough official from Northampton Co. who admitted to stealing money has now been formally charged.

Court documents show Wilson Borough Clerk Lisa Marie Guth, of 85 Saylors Lane in Easton, has been charged with theft.

Police say they questioned 48-year-old Guth after discovering a number of discrepancies on several residential sewer bills.

Officials say $2,600 was missing.

Police say Guth admitted to taking the money between July 2011 and June 2013 and used it to pay her mortgage and to buy groceries.

She's been on administrative leave since last month.

According to court officials, Guth was released on bail.