Worthville, PA – A woman who had worked as the secretary and treasurer of a small town in Jefferson County has been charged with stealing more than $47,000 from the town’s finances.
37-year-old Kerran Dale Snyder from Punxsutawney is accused of taking the money while working for Worthville Borough. Between January 2015 and January 2019, she allegedly intentionally stole $47,331.90.
The charges come from Pennsylvania State Police, in collaboration with the Jefferson County District Attorney, Jeff Burkett.
According to the police report, Snyder admitted to using the Worthville Borough checking account to pay her personal bills and to write out checks to herself for cash.
Snyder was charged with felony counts of theft by unlawful taking or movable property, theft by deception of false impression, receiving stolen property, and theft by failure to make the required disposition of funds.
She remains free on $25,000 unsecured bail. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7.
Worthville Borough is located in the area between Sprankle Mills, Ringgold, and Coolspring. According to the 2010 census, it was home to just 67 residents.