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Muncy man faces theft charges from employer at bowling alley

By Staff | Jan 10, 2018

A Muncy man admitted to stealing $60,000 from his employer, Faxon Lanes, over the course of three years after an audit proved money was missing from an account.

Faxon Lanes owner Mehrdad J. Jahanshahi confronted the business manager of the 1225 River Ave. bowling alley when he noticed that funds were missing from a business account late in November, according to state police.

Michael L. Mottern, 49, of 1389 John Brady Drive, Muncy, admitted to stealing the money to both Jahanshahi and in a written statement to state police. According to a police affidavit, Mottern said he would receive cash payments from Roles Amusement Co. three times a month, for placement fees related to arcade and vending machines in the bowling alley. When Mottern received the cash payment, he would only report a portion of the amount paid and keep the rest for himself.

Mottern is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. He was released on $20,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Lycoming County Court on Jan. 8.