WINDBER-—A continuing investigation by Somerset County authorities has led to additional charges against a former Windber fire company president now suspected of embezzling nearly $825,000. An affidavit filed by Paint Township police Monday charges Henry Swincinski, 59, with 691 counts of theft by deception, receiving stolen property and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received. Swincinski served as the financial controller for the Windber fire company and Northern EMS during the time of his alleged embezzlement. The former Windber resident is accused of embezzling the money from the two organizations during the nine-year period between January 2001 and January 2010. He was first charged in February with stealing approximately $285,000. Swincinski’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. His attorney, Joseph Policicchio, of Somerset, was unavailable for comment late Thursday afternoon. According to the latest filings, Paint Township police Cpl. Daniel Croyle was granted a search warrant in December in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, through a member of the Brooklyn Police Department for a KeyBank account registered under Northern EMS. He received a second warrant at the First Commonwealth Bank along Graham Avenue in Windber at this time. According to police, these accounts revealed that Swincinski had written an additional 691 checks to himself for a total of $539,612. Charges were first brought against Swincinski in February. Police used statements and copies of checks from AmeriServ Financial along Somerset Avenue in Windber and a fire company computer tower to charge him for writing 284 checks for a total of approximately $285,000. According to police, Swincinski had a private password allowing him the sole access to funds used for the payment of bills and other fees. Police said the checks had been fraudulently entered into the fire company’s computer as legitimate expenses. The investigation supports figures released by the Windber fire company this spring that suggested Swincinski had taken at least $672,595 from the department. Fire company officials declined comment Thursday. Swincinski now resides in Somerset.