ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former municipal employee and her husband, a former police officer, have been charged with embezzling more than $850,000 from a Pennsylvania township.

Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin announced charges Tuesday against the couple, 66-year-old Nancy Tonkin and 69-year-old William Tonkin IV of Emmaus.

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Martin says the couple stole hundreds of thousands from the utilities account of the South Whitehall Township finance department between 1999 and last June. Nancy Tonkin was a township employee for 30 years and handled billing for residential and commercial water and sewer accounts.

Investigators say the couple lost more than $100,000 at casinos in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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A message left at the Tonkins’ home was not immediately returned.

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