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Kennett Township fraud investigation ‘nearly finished’

11/12/2019 01:31PM ● By Richard Gaw
By Richard L. Gaw

Staff Writer

As he has done since the investigation into possible fraud in Kennett Township fraud investigation began in May, Board Chairman Scudder Stevens used the opening minutes of the board’s Nov. 6 meeting to provide an update of the investigation.

“Those investigations are now nearly finished and we are awaiting word that the Chester County District Attorney’s report is complete and that they will be reporting their findings soon,” said Stevens, reading from a prepared statement. “I assure you we are anxiously looking forward to what the District Attorney has to say.”

Reiterating what he said at an October board meeting, Stevens said that the township has been gathering information related to the investigation in preparation for a public meeting that is scheduled to be held at the Township Building soon after the DA and the forensic auditors make their findings public.

“As you know, we have been directed by the DA to wait for their reports to be completed before we publicly discuss the case, any possible criminal charges and related matters,” Stevens said. “When the DA reports his findings, we will announce the date for our public meeting to be held.

“We are looking forward to being able to give you a complete explanation of what happened, who was responsible and what is being done to fix it all,” Stevens added. “This is information you have been patiently waiting for – and so have we – for many months.”

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