August 16, 1990 |
A robbery suspect was captured Monday afternoon a few minutes after an armed holdup at Bassett's Auto Tag, 6770 Market St., Upper Darby. William Russell Blackwell, 31, of the 4700 block of Upland Street, Philadelphia, was arraigned before District Justice John Perfetti on charges of robbery; theft; possession of an instrument of crime; possession of a prohibited offensive weapon; simple and aggravated assault; receiving stolen property, and...
September 26, 1991 |
Two foremen and an office manager who worked for Melvin "Mickey DeMarco" Seligsohn, a Philadelphia home-roofing contractor, pleaded guilty yesterday to fraud charges in federal court. The ex-foremen, Jeff Kauffman, 26, of Maple Shade, N.J., and Thomas McLellan, 35, of Comly Road near Dutton, Philadelphia, and the former office manager, Arlene Hunter, 50, of Oakmont Street near Bustleton Avenue, will be sentenced Dec. 16 by U.S. District Judge Charles R. Weiner. They were among 25 business associates of Seligsohn's who were indicted with him earlier this month by a federal grand jury in what prosecutors said was "the largest consumer fraud" ever prosecuted in this area.
July 1, 1993 |
The credit-card and bank records tell the story. In six years, $64,000 was spent at Cache - a women's clothing store in the Court at King of Prussia - $12,000 at Macy's and $5,700 at Victoria's Secret. There were hotel stays in Boston and New York, yachting vacations in Florida, lunches for more than $100 each at Tiffany Dining in Philadelphia, $800 stops at Nan Duskin and $120 visits to West Coast Video. In all, Tredyffrin Township police say in a 150-page affidavit presented in court yesterday, Carol Reinbold spent $646,169 on shopping sprees and vacations in the six years she was employed by Creusot-Marrel Inc. of Wayne.
July 6, 2010 |
Eric Nordberg divides his life into two parts - before the fire and after. Before, he had a nice house in the suburbs, an established business in Center City, a wife who made him laugh, and three happy daughters. Fire consumed his Bucks County house on May 25, killing baby Katie, 17 months, and critically injuring his wife, Susan Thomas. Initially, doctors told Nordberg that because of smoke and carbon monoxide inhalation and the length of time her brain went without oxygen, the prognosis for middle daughter Julia, 4, was grim.
March 21, 1986 |
The president of a Philadelphia scrap-metal company and a former office manager at the firm were arrested yesterday and charged with conspiring to illegally dump 42 drums of toxic chemicals in two Bucks County locations, authorities said. David Ingber, 53, president of United Metal Traders Inc., and his brother Howard Ingber, 49, the former office manager, were charged with conspiracy and four violations each - three misdemeanors and one felony - of Pennsylvania's Solid Waste Management Act, authorities said.
August 20, 1994 |
A woman convicted of embezzling nearly $600,000 from a firm in Wayne suffered from "battered-spouse syndrome" and needed the money to escape from an abusive ex-husband, a psychologist testified yesterday in Chester County Court. "She was desperate to leave the relationship," Gerald Cooke said of Carol Reinbold, who began serving a minimum 38-month sentence in April for embezzling the money from the U.S. sales office of Creusot-Marrel Inc., a French steel company. "But she had no money, no savings and no credit.
February 28, 1991 |
Virginia Forrest of Middletown, a longtime champion of environmental causes, is the recipient of the 10th annual Bucks County Women's History Week Award, sponsored by 12 local women's organizations. Forrest, represented by family members, will be honored at a reception Monday at the James Lorah House in Doylestown Borough. Virginia Hutton of New Hope, director of the Hutton Recycling Circle, said her mother's involvement in environmental issues began in 1955 after the Delaware River flooded.
August 3, 2000 |
The township's Municipal Utilities Authority neglected to pay nearly $60,000 in federal payroll taxes last year, and may have to pay thousands more in penalties. An annual audit by the accounting firm Ball & Buckley of Woodbury also reported more than a dozen money-management errors in the agency, ranging from careless bookkeeping to late billing. No money from the authority's $1.6 million budget was missing. "What we documented - for lack of a better word - was just a lack of concern on the part of a new individual," said Dan Ball, an accountant for the firm.
September 1, 1999 |
John A. Collins, a 72-year resident of Falls Township and a former farm and Bucks County official, died Friday at St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown Township after suffering a heart attack. He would have been 95 tomorrow. He had resided at D'Youville Manor in Lower Makefield Township since 1998. "Family circumstances required him to become self-supporting at 13," said his son, John J. Collins. "He was employed at the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia as an office boy for three years before [he became]
October 17, 1995 |
A local chiropractor and his office manager were indicted yesterday on charges that they bilked nine insurance companies of more than $100,000 in fraudulent medical payments. Dr. M. Michael Moore, 50, and Anita Karbett, 30, were charged by a Camden County grand jury with theft by deception, conspiracy and attempted theft by deception, said acting Camden County Prosecutor Joseph F. Audino. Moore owns the Chiropractic Care Center in the 300 block of Haddon Avenue and is the principal practitioner there.