A former Northumberland County chief probation officer who was fired in 2016 due to financial irregularities in the probation office has been charged by state attorney general with stealing nearly $32,000. 41-year-old James Cortelyou, of Herndon, is charged with theft, receiving stolen property, tampering with public records and misapplication of government funds. He is free on $30,000 bail. Cortelyou is the second former Northumberland County public official to be charged with theft this year. Former Prothonotary Justin Dunkelburger admitted earlier this month that he stole $30,000 by writing two checks to himself in 2015 while in office. He was placed on four years’ probation and fined $300. He has repaid the $30,000 he stole.