"It's disappointing," Harmony Commissioners Chairman Glenn Angus said.
Harmony has sent a letter to the IRS addressing the pending criminal charges against former secretary Lyla Swan and a request the fees paid be refunded.
Swan, a township employee for more than 30 years, is accused of stealing more than $190,000 from the township over the course of eight years. Beaver County detectives have charged her with 17 counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and eight counts of theft by deception. A preliminary court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 5.
Swan was supposed to file paperwork with the IRS, but never did, though officials said they were assured everything had been handled.
“We’re hoping now that the DA’s office is involved, they’ll have some compassion on us,” Angus said.
In other business, township Manager Janet Miklos announced that she is working with the Penn State Master Gardeners on a plan to beautify the grounds around the township building, fire hall and along Route 989. Planting will begin in the fall.
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