Thursday, February 14, 2013
Officials said the investigation into the alleged $1.5 million conspiracy included a grand jury, search warrants, investigative work and tips.
A letter from an anonymous tipster is what sparked the investigation that ultimately lead to the arrest of 20 people connected to $1.5 million in thefts from the Bensalem School District, officials said. Bensalem's Superintendent Dr. David Baugh, who took his job in 2011, said he received a letter in February 2012 filled with allegations that school employees were not working. After only an hour and a half of investigating during a break in his schedule, the district head realized something was wrong. The letter appeared to be correct. According to court records, the letter was submitted by a "hard working current employee of the district." More tips on possible corruption in the district came pouring in over next few days, Baugh said. The…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The former Bensalem School District business administrator is arrested in connection with a massive conspiracy investigation involving thefts from the district.
A year-long corruption investigation culminated in the arrest of 20 people associated with the theft of more than $1.5 million from the Bensalem School District, police announced Tuesday morning. Bensalem investigators made the arrests after they launched two separate investigations into alleged misdoings involving district staff. One investigation focused on “ghost employees,” the other on theft and illegal distribution of vehicles and related parts, township Public Safety Director Fred Harran said. District Attorney David Heckler and Harran both said the investigation is not finished and more arrests are possible. Jack Myers, the retired Bensalem School District business manager, was among those arrested in the corruption probe. He is …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Walgreens joins district's Businesses for Schools program with donation of health devices.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The relationship between the Bensalem Township School District and local businesses has a strong pulse. As part of the Business for Schools (B4S) program, Walgreens has given the district four pulse oximeters, which measure the oxygen saturation of a person’s blood and display their pulse rate. The familiar devices that clip on to a person’s finger will be used for students and staff at schools that did not have them. “The donation of pulse oximeters for Valley, Cornwells and Belmont Hills elementary Schools as well as the athletic department at Bensalem High School is much appreciated,” said district nursing coordinator Kim Anderson. “Every year our schools are evaluating and treating an increasing number of students with asthma and …