Officials investigating possible theft of half-million from Shenango Township

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SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Officials are investigating the possible theft of nearly a half-million dollars from Shenango Township.

“We came to a meeting once.  They told us it was none of our business.  It is our business,” said resident Barb Thompson.

After learning about the investigation, residents packed a township meeting Thursday.  There wasn’t enough room for the crowd, so some listened through windows outside.

The Lawrence County District Attorney's Office is investigating two Shenango Township employees  -- secretary Brian Tanner and auditor Deno DeLorenzo.

The two are under investigation for 224 checks totaling $453,516.80 allegedly paid to the two men.

“We’re really upset this happened,” said supervisor Russell Riley.