Monday, November 15, 2021

Schuylkill County District Attorney's Office Files Charges on Former Coaldale Treasurer for Stealing Over $20,000

Last week, criminal charges were filed by the Schuylkill County District Attorney's office alleging a woman who is now the former Coaldale Borough Treasurer stole over $20,000.

According to the DA's office, Schuylkill County Detective Edward Lizewski has filed charges on Anissa Marie Nunemacher, 49, of Coaldale with Theft, Theft by Deception and Receiving Stolen Property.

A release stated that Nunemacher was the Borough Treasurer from November 2015 through December 31, 2019. A review of the records was conducted by the Mayor, Council and other officers. During the review numerous discrepancies were discovered. The discrepancies uncovered that Nunemacher had removed and transferred funds as alleged payments for vacation and pay in excess of her contract amounts.

As a result of the investigation a Forensic Audit was conducted by an accounting firm. As a result of that audit it was learned that Nunemacher had taken in excess of $20,000, to which she was not entitled to during her time period as Borough Treasurer.

The charges were filed Friday at Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer's office in Tamaqua.

No preliminary hearing has been scheduled at this time as Nunemacher has not turned herself in yet.