Kennett Twp. to sue Moore

Kennett Township supervisors will sue former township Manager Lisa Moore and her significant other to recoup some of the $3.2 million Moore is alleged to have embezzled.

Lisa Moore

An April 30 press release announced the civil action against Moore and Brian Gore, the latter of whom received medical benefits from the township after Moore allegedly “created a phony marriage to defraud the township, resulting in medical benefits for Gore in excess of $50,000.”

“The Board remains committed to recovering every dollar, and it is wholly appropriate for Moore and Gore to make the township taxpayers whole,” supervisors’ Vice Chairwoman Whitney Hoffman said in the press release.

The Kennett Township supervisors will next meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday for the first public meeting of the month, using the online Zoom app.

Chairman Richard Leff added in the release, “In terms of recovery the township is exploring all options to recover as much money as possible; however, the first step remains the former manager.”

The township has also been working with the firm of Blank Rome, which is focusing on recovery efforts.

Moore, who was charged in December 2019 by the Chester County District Attorney’s office, waived her preliminary hearing last month on 112 counts of first-, second-, and third-degree felonies and 26 counts of first- and second-degree misdemeanors. She is awaiting trial on the criminal charges in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas and has a formal arraignment scheduled for 9:15 a.m. May 7.

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About Monica Fragale

Monica Thompson Fragale is a freelance reporter who spent her life dreaming of being in the newspaper business. That dream came true after college when she started working at The Kennett Paper and, years later The Reporter newspaper in Lansdale and other dailies. She turned to non-profit work after her first daughter was born and spent the next 13 years in that field. But while you can take the girl out of journalism, you can’t take journalism out of the girl. Offers to freelance sparked the writing bug again started her fingers happily tapping away on the keyboard. Monica lives with her husband and two children in Kennett Square.

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