Scott L. Frederick, 42, a civilian budget analyst in the bureau of staff services, created fraudulent invoices and altered court subpoenas to generate checks made payable to fictitious retired state troopers for various court appearances that never took place, police said.
After the paperwork was processed, Frederick would intercept the checks and forge the fake names on the back of the checks, police said. Frederick presented these checks to the bank as third-party checks, police said.
Frederick of Mechanicsburg signed his name below the forged signature, allowing him to deposit the checks into his personal accounts, police said.
Frederick, who had been employed at the Susquehanna Township state police headquarters since 2005, was terminated in June. State police allege he deposited 23 fraudulent checks totaling $30,587.52 into his accounts between October and May.
Frederick was charged with 23 counts of forgery, theft by deception, receiving stolen property and tampering with records or identification. He was arraigned before District Judge James A. Lenker and released on $20,000 unsecured bail.
Frederick waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charges.