NORRISTOWN — A man is accused of stealing more than $484,000 from the Lower Salford business owned by his in-laws while he worked as the company’s chief operations officer, presumably so he could start up his own photography business, according to court documents.
Christopher David Oleksa, 36, of the unit block of Onyx Road, New Oxford, Adams County, was arraigned before District Court Judge Maureen Coggins on charges of identity theft, access device fraud, receiving stolen property, forgery, theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking in connection with alleged incidents that occurred between October 2019 and April 2020.
Coggins set bail at $50,000 unsecured and Oleksa was released to await further court action. Oleksa waived his preliminary hearing and his case will proceed directly to county court where it will be listed for trial.
The investigation began in April when Lower Salford police met with John and Holly Firely,