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Borough Treasurer Charged in Tax Case

A former borough treasurer in Pennsylvania was indicted on three counts of tax evasion for 2015, 2016 and 2017, and 12 counts of failure to account for and pay over employment tax.

According to court records, Erin Hossler, 50, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, allegedly took hundreds of thousands of dollars between 2015 and 2018 from the Borough of Cressona, where she used to work as the secretary/treasurer.

The Justice Department alleges that Hossler had numerous checks issued to herself, forged signatures on checks, and used online banking for the borough’s bank accounts to pay her personal bills.

If convicted, Hossler faces up to five years in prison.

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