A former Delaware County constable was charged Wednesday with theft after allegedly submitting $23,000 of false payment sheets to the county for work that was never performed, the District Attorney's Office announced.

Peter Andrew Innaurato, 60, of Havertown, faces multiple felonies of the third degree and other charges, including forgery, theft by deception, and tampering with public records, the office said. An investigation into Innaurato's payment sheets began after a random spot check revealed that the former county employee's payment sheets were either missing paperwork or were not authorized for payment by Delaware County.

As a constable, Innaurato was responsible for serving criminal and noncriminal warrants, and would receive a payment once a defendant both entered a plea and a district judge approved the submitted payment sheet. Of the 886 payment sheets that Innaurato submitted between September 2014 and May 2015, 642 payment requests were falsely created.

For each, authorities said, Innaurato then forged the signatures of district judges so that he could receive payment from the county. Innaurato was released Wednesday on $25,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 7. - Caitlin McCabe