According to Pennsylvania State Police reports, between 2006 and his resignation in 2011, Thierry Pierre Malley, 62, "had exclusive control" over obtaining and expenditures of the council's funding.
Shortly before Malley's resignation, the council became "concerned and aware of the possibility of misappropriated funds," according to the criminal affidavit.
A forensic audit, completed in April 2012, revealed that almost $209,000 was missing from the council's account.
Cpl. James K. Adams Jr. , who investigated the thefts, reported that Malley also had a fictitious set of accounting ledgers that he used to cover up the embezzlement.
Adams said, when confronted with the evidence, Malley admitted to converting the council's money for his personal use. Adams noted that during the time the money was being funneled off, Malley, "on numerous occasions," was paying down his credit card balances.
Tuesday, before entering his guilty pleas in a negotiated agreement with the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office, Malley made a payment of $200,000 in restitution to the council, according to court documents.