A Palmerton Area School District employee accused of theft and receiving stolen property will have his case heard in Carbon County Court.
Todd Mertz, 54, of Lehighton, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton.
A district groundskeeper in the PASD, Mertz faced two counts each of theft of unlawful taking or disposition, and receiving stolen property.
One count each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and receiving stolen property were dismissed. Mertz still faces one count each of both charges.