AG: Warden, wife took $132K to pay Moose club gambling debts

COCHRANTON (AP) — The state attorney general says a Pennsylvania county jail warden and his wife stole $132,000 from a Moose lodge, largely to cover losses they incurred gambling at the club.

Crawford County Warden Timothy Lewis and his wife, Debra, were arraigned Thursday on theft-related charges.

They were officers of the Moose lodge in East Fairfield Township when they allegedly took the money between May 2011 and October 2014.

Investigators say club records showed the couple lost more than $64,000 playing unspecified “small games of chance,” which social clubs in Pennsylvania can offer to raise money. Among other things, Lewis allegedly rigged a raffle in which he won $2,000.

County officials didn’t immediately comment on the warden’s job status, and the couple’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call.