NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The former manager of the Newtown Sports Training and Events Center is facing multiple felony theft charges for allegedly stealing a "substantial" amount from his former employer.
On June 5, Justin Nusblatt, 31, of Doylestown, surrendered to Newtown Township Police and was arraigned before District Judge Michael Petrucci. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.
Police began investigating in 2017 after financial discrepancies were brought to their attention by the business.
Through the course of their investigation, police said it was determined that the former manager "diverted funds" in the amount of more than $10,000 from the business, causing a substantial loss to the business with the intent to deprive them thereof.
The theft, police said, took place over a period of more than two years.
Jim Worthington, who owns and operates the Newtown Sports Training and Events Center separately from the Newtown Athletic Club, said the center suffered a "significant loss" as a result.
Nusblatt had worked as head of the training center for about three years.
"It's been a very disheartening and disappointing situation," said Worthington.