The longtime manager of West Brandywine Twp., Chester Co., was arrested Thursday on charges he misappropriated township funds.
Ronald Rambo used his position to steal hundreds of dollars from the township, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.
"There is no such thing as petty corruption. Any misuse of public funds by a government worker undermines the faith and trust of the public," said Hogan. "Any public employee who steals public funds will be arrested and prosecuted."
Rambo, 59, of Coatesville, has been employed as the township manager for more than 20 years, Hogan said.
Rambo was previously confronted about prior instances of misappropriating funds and agreed to repay the township, but he then continued to misappropriate money, Hogan said.
To date, the total amount of misappropriated funds adds up to $456.30, but the investigation continues to determine the full extent of the thefts, Hogan said.
"Unlike some places where public corruption is commonplace, Chester County prides itself on maintaining high standards among government employees. We will not stand for corruption in Chester County," Hogan said.
Rambo was charged with forgery and theft by unlawful taking or disposition.