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 …
Bensalem Police are announcing the arrests of current and former school district employees in relation to more than $1 million in thefts from Bensalem School District.
Former and current school district employees are being arrested this morning for their involvement in thefts totalling more than $1 million from Bensalem School District, police said. Bensalem Police will hold a press conference to announce the arrests at 10 a.m. at the Bensalem School District office. Those arrested will then be processed at the police department before being arraigned later this morning at the District Court of Judge Leonard J. Brown, at 2404 Byberry Road. Check back to Patch as we will update with more details after the press conference. Read the full story here: 20 Arrested in $1.5M Bensalem Conspiracy Probe