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Worthville Borough Treasurer Accused of Theft of Over $47K

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 12:10 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

arrest-photoJEFFERSON CO., Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police, in collaboration with Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett’s Office, have made an arrest regarding the theft of over $47,000.00 from Worthville Borough.

According to a release from the Pennsylvania State Police, a financial theft investigation identified 37-year-old Kerran Dale Snyder, of Punxsutawney, as the individual responsible for the theft of $47,331.90 from Worthville Borough.

Police say the investigation revealed that Snyder was employed by Worthville Borough as the borough secretary/treasurer and was entrusted to manage the Worthville Borough financials. In doing so, it is alleged that she intentionally stole $47,331.90 between January 2015 and January 2019.

According to police, during a recorded interview with Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigator Trooper Weaver, Snyder admitted to utilizing the Worthville Borough checking account to pay her personal bills and to write out checks to herself for cash.

Court documents indicate Snyder was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock at 9:22 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, on the following charges:

– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Felony 3
– Theft By Deception-False Impression, Felony 3
– Receiving Stolen Property, Felony 3
– Theft By Failure To Make Required Disposition of Funds, Felony 3

She remains free on $25,000.00 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, with Judge Mizerock presiding.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The article “Worthville Borough Treasurer Accused of Theft of Over $47K” was originally published with the headline “Jefferson County Treasurer Accused of Theft of Over $47K.” While the original intention was to identify the accused as a borough treasurer within the county of Jefferson, the headline has been updated to provide further clarification. The Jefferson County Treasurer was not involved in the incident.


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