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Chester County Press


10/04/2021 04:52PM ● By Richard Gaw

By Richard L. Gaw

Staff Writer

At 2:43 p.m., in the front of a crowded courtroom at the Chester County Justice Center on Oct. 4 at 2:40 p.m., former Kennett Township Manager Lisa Moore was sentenced by the Hon. David F. Bortner and taken into custody on five counts stemming from her embezzlement of more than $3.2 million from Kennett Township beginning in 2013 and ending in 2019.

In a hearing that lasted for 73 minutes, Moore pled guilty to all charges against her, and was sentenced by Bortner to between three and 10 years in a Pennsylvania State correctional facility for the crime of Theft by Deception.

Moore was also charged with the following crimes, which carry with them probation periods that will be added to her sentencing after her prison sentence is complete:

*          Dealing in Unlawful Proceeds, which will carry a two-year probation period;

*          Forgery, for which Moore will serve a one-year probation;

*          Tampering with Public Records, that carries a one-year probation; and

         Access Device Fraud, for which Moore will serve a one-year probation

As part of her punishment, Moore is also required to pay restitution costs back to the township in the amount of $3,249,453 for the money she stole during the nearly eight years she embezzled from the township. Moore’s attorney Julia Rogers informed Bortner that a check in the amount of $1.2 million was made payable to Kennett Township on Oct. 4.

The prosecuting attorneys representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania were William Judge, Jr. and Michelle Frei. 

For a full account of the hearing and sentencing of Lisa Moore, read the October 6 edition of the CHESTER COUNTY PRESS.

To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, email [email protected].