A long-time Schuylkill County employee stepped down Thursday amid allegations he took thousands of dollars from the office he has overseen for nearly 30 years.
County officials say Stephen Lukach officially resigned as Clerk of Courts.
It was business as usual here at the Clerk of Courts office inside the Schuylkill County Courthouse, except for one major thing.
Missing in action was Stephen Lukach who has overseen this office for 26 years.
The Schuylkill County’s District Attorney’s office says Lukach has officially resigned.
“Mr. Lukach has sent a letter to the governor of Pennsylvania stating that he will cease to be the Clerk of Courts,” said Assistant District Attorney Maria Casey.
Lukach is stepping down amid allegations by the district attorney he took thousands of dollars of tax payer money from his office for personal use, despite the fact he has not been charged with any crime.