More than $46,000 has been stolen from the Bethlehem office of a bi-county agency that provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment services, Bethlehem police said.
The Lehigh Valley Drug and Alcohol Intake Unit, which—according to its Website “offers a wide array of intervention, assessment, referral, case management and information services to the Lehigh Valley community”—has had the money stolen since 2011, according to a line in the Bethlehem Police Department’s crime summary report for the weekend.
The police became aware of the theft at a little after 10 a.m. Friday, according to the summary. No other information was available, said police Sgt. Robert Urban.
A call to the agency's executive director, Timothy R. Munsch, was not returned Monday.
The Intake Unit’s Bethlehem office is located in the Broad Street Business Center at 44 E. Broad St. The Intake Unit also has offices in Allentown and Easton.
This is potentially the fifth embezzlement case the Bethlehem Police Department has investigated this year.
- Last week, the police said that no less than $25,000 had been stolen from the North Central Little League.
- Earlier this month, John D. Lindemuth was sentenced to 11 to 22 months in Northampton County Prison—on work release—for embezzling $240,000 over several years from the Bethlehem Masonic Lodge.
- Last month, police said they are investigating the possible theft of between $25,000 and $50,000 from the Bethlehem YMCA by one of the non-profit’s employees.
- In January, Bradley H. Scheetz, the former president of the Bethlehem Steelers youth football association, was charged with embezzling more than $34,000 of the organization’s funds between April 2011 and October 2012.