DA Announces Charges Against Royersford Woman

NORRISTOWN PA – A Royersford woman who worked as a payroll manager for a non-profit group that helped former prison inmates re-enter daily life has been charged with the alleged theft from her employer of more than $154,000 during a period of several years, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele announced Thursday (May 27).

Arrested on multiple felony counts, Steele said, was Anglea Nadeau, 42, who was employed by The Kintock Group – under the name of Angela Claussen – as payroll manager at its Fort Washington, Upper Dublin Township, headquarters. The organization initially contacted Upper Dublin Police last Dec. 16, Steele reported, when it suspected a $12,000 theft by Nadeau.

The department’s investigation later indicated the total amount was much larger: $154,535.68.

Police allege that, between 2017 and 2020, the defendant issued 88 unauthorized paychecks to former Kintock employees. It believes she changed the direct deposit information on employee records so the unauthorized checks were deposited into a bank account in her name, and for her own personal use, according to Steele.

During the same time period, he added, there were 1,626 debits on that bank account made either by card transactions or through ATM cash withdrawals.

Nadeau is charged with 185 felony counts of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity, theft by failing to make required disposition of funds, theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, forgery, and identity theft. She was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Patricia A. Zaffarano, who set bail at $75,000.

A preliminary hearing, also in Zaffarano’s courtroom, is scheduled for June 4 (Friday) at 10 a.m. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christopher Daniels, Steele said.

Nadeau photo supplied by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office
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