Friday, May 19, 2023

Former Shenandoah Borough Secretary Charged with Stealing $23,000

A former secretary for Shenandoah was charged on Thursday for stealing thousands of dollars from the borough.

According to court documents filed by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Shawn Tray, in March of 2022, police were notified of a possible theft by borough employees.

Through interviews, investigators learned that the borough secretary at the time, Alyssa Boris, 30, of Shenandoah, was in charge of making deposits to the bank in the sewer and trash funds.

The borough became suspicious when discrepancies were found in those funds' accounts in February 2022 and also learned that deposits were not being made on time.

Investigators spoke with Boris who told police that she lost one of the money bags that contained 7-8 deposits.  Boris also told police that she took her work home with her on occasions and that she also worked several jobs to pay the money back, but used it for bills.

An investigation found the borough's sewer account was missing $15,566.75 and the trash account was missing $8,118.75, totaling $23,685.32.

As a result, Boris was charged with felony theft by unlawful taking, theft by failing to make required disposition of funds, and receiving stolen property.

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Boris was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker, Shenandoah, on the above charges and released on $50,000 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 29, 2023.