The secretary/treasurer of the Cressona Borough in Pennsylvania, Erin Hossler, was found guilty of tax evasion in federal court.

Hossler did not file tax returns in 2015, 2016 and 2017.  In this time she stole funds from her employer by paying her personal bills online using the borough’s bank account.  She forged signatures on unauthorized checks made out to herself.

She tried to cover her tracks by altering federal records and withholding payment of employment taxes for borough employees.  She also altered an audit from an independent consulting firm to make it appear as if the firm
approved of the borough’s finances.

Hossler was ordered to pay $153.539 in restitution to the IRS and sentenced to 15 months in federal prison.

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