2 Pa. township officials to resign over thefts

COMMODORE, Pa. (AP) — Two elected supervisors of a rural western Pennsylvania township will resign as part of a pending agreement to settle criminal charges that they sold township-owned equipment and other metal for scrap.

Indiana County prosecutors say 74-year-old James Crawford and 61-year-old Allen Shirley, both supervisors in Green Township, sold a dump truck, belt loader, metal bridge pieces and other items for more than $14,000 last year. The township is about 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Attorneys for the supervisors say they’re working to repay the money and will resign before November.

The Indiana Gazette (http://bit.ly/13DKVXV ) reports the arrangement was announced after the supervisors and two township employees waived their rights to preliminary hearings Tuesday.

Prosecutors say the supervisors split the money with the employees 60-40, and all four suspects are cooperating with investigators.


Information from: The Indiana Gazette, http://www.indianagazette.com

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