Former Conyngham Township Official Arrested

A former township supervisor and secretary-treasurer in Columbia County is locked up on theft charges. State police arrested Linda Tarlecki of Aristes Friday and charged her with stealing nearly $181,000 from Conyngham Township by writing hundreds of checks to herself from township accounts over a 5 year period from 2013 to 2017. The thefts came to light after two new township supervisors took office in January, 2018 and were unable to locate the township's financial records. The township’s bank was able to provide missing records and State Police used them uncover the extent of the thefts.