January 23, 1986 |
Warminster Tax Collector Kathleen Hodgkinson says she might move her office out of the township building rather than have her rent doubled by the township Board of Supervisors. "I might move to my home, I might go to another office and share the rent with someone else," Hodgkinson said Tuesday. "But I don't know what I'm going to do. I just don't know. " The supervisors ordered township manager LeRoy Fetterman on Jan. 13 to ask Hodgkinson if she would be willing to sign a lease to rent her 286-square-foot office for $13 a square foot per year, or $3,720 a year.
December 12, 1991 |
George H. Snyder 3d, the former Abington Township tax collector accused of stealing $218,230 in township taxes and fees during 1989 and 1990, has yet another worry. Montgomery County is suing Snyder for $74,030 in tax money it says Snyder collected, but never turned over to the county. According to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Montgomery County Court, an audit conducted in August by the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche revealed that Snyder collected but did not turn over $60,280 in 1990 county real estate taxes, $10,826 in interest on county real estate taxes, $1,561 in 1990 personal property taxes, and $1,363 in interest on personal property taxes.
April 22, 1987 |
Mistakes made by mortgage companies in paying real estate taxes for policyholders are making a mess of tax records in Audubon, creating problems for taxpayers and making extra work for the borough tax collector. "It's a real problem," said Audubon's tax collector/treasurer, Peggy Meekins. She said that she spent many hours tracing record-keeping errors that resulted in real estate tax overpayments, delinquencies and unpaid senior- citizen rebate claims. A lot of the problems came from the rash of applications for mortgage refinancing after interest rates dropped, Meekins said.
November 30, 1989 |
Imagine going to a MAC machine and tapping it for a couple of hundred bucks every few days. Go to New York, take in a few shows, stay at your favorite hotel - and put it all on a charge card. Send your daughter to college in Paris and wire her thousands for spending money. Buy a small farm, put in a swimming pool, get yourself a couple of horses, and go out to eat whenever you feel like it. Carolyn Lee Whitney, 41, a divorcee who collected delinquent taxes for two Bucks County school districts, wallowed in such extravagance for four years, authorities say. But the $691,000 was allegedly embezzled, they say. It was delinquent per capita and occupation taxes she collected for the Quakertown and Palisades school districts, neither of which noticed they were being cheated until August when a secretary in Whitney's office tipped off police.
December 23, 1990 |
Everybody liked George. He was dapper and good-natured, friendly and bright, the eldest son in a prominent and well-off family and as nice a guy as anyone would want to meet. So when businessman George Howard Snyder 3d cracked his way into Abington's tumultuous political scene in 1985, eager to run for and reform the office of tax collector, many people were delighted. He carried no political baggage and appeared to have time, dedication and money. For three years he charmed the people of Abington.
December 16, 1990 |
Seeking to re-establish the credibility of an office twice rocked by scandal in the last four years, new Abington Township tax collector and treasurer Max Solomon outlined some of the safeguards he has instituted at Thursday night's Board of Commissioners meeting. Solomon, 70, of Huntingdon Valley, was appointed to the post on Dec. 3. He replaced George H. Snyder 3d, who resigned on Nov. 14 and was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with stealing $210,000 in taxes over the last two years.
March 12, 1989 |
The Nether Providence Township Board of Commissioners has accepted the resignation of tax collector Rosemary Mulcahy and appointed a township employee who is running for election to that post to fill the vacancy. Susan Facenda of Nether Providence will serve as township tax collector until the November election, officials said. Facenda has filed as a Republican candidate for that office. Mulcahy resigned so she can devote more time to her work as a real estate agent for Century 21 Adele Shaw & Associates in Upper Providence, according to her husband, Joseph Mulcahy, who is a township commissioner.
April 27, 1989 |
A decision by the Pennsbury school board not to renew the lease of Falls Township tax collector Jan Vislosky has triggered a hot political controversy in this small district. "They have taken something very businesslike and have turned it into a lousy, political game," said Beth A. Neamand, president of the school board and one of four members who voted unsuccessfully to renew the lease. "That infuriates me. " Gloria L. Geary, one of the board members who voted against the new lease at a meeting April 10, said she also thinks it's a political issue, but not the way Neamand does.
November 17, 1990 |
Abington tax collector George H. Snyder 3d, the target of a probe by the Montgomery County district attorney into an alleged shortage of tax revenues, has resigned, his attorney said yesterday. Philadelphia lawyer Donald J. Goldberg confirmed that on Thursday he mailed a letter from Snyder to Abington Township Manager Douglas S. Reeder. "It was just simply, 'I resign as treasurer. Please notify whoever needs to be told,' " Goldberg said of the letter dated Wednesday. He would not discuss Snyder's reasons for resigning.
May 28, 2010 |
Jenkintown's former tax collector was charged Thursday with stealing more than $200,000 in tax revenue and using it to gamble at the PhiladelphiaPark casino, according to the Montgomery County district attorney. Michael O'Neill, 50, of Jenkintown, turned himself in to police and was charged with theft and related offenses. He was arraigned before District Judge Elizabeth McHugh in Elkins Park and released after posting $50,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing was set for June 17. O'Neill, who was hired in 2002, abruptly resigned in January after Jenkintown police got a tip about suspicious activity on a borough bank account, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said.