Guilty plea anticipated for Moore

Former Kennett Township Manager Lisa Moore is expected to plead guilty and be sentenced next month on charges she embezzled $3.2 million from Kennett Township.

Lisa Moore, accused of embezzlement, is expected to plead guilty.

That announcement was made Wednesday night in an email that supervisors’ Chairman Richard Leff sent out to the community after the supervisors’ meeting was canceled when the remnants of Hurricane Ida passed through the area.

“At this evening’s Board of Supervisors meeting I was planning to give an update on the ongoing prosecution of former township Manager Lisa Moore, being conducted by the Chester County District Attorney’s office,” Leff wrote. “According to the court docket, Moore is scheduled to enter a guilty plea. The Board of Supervisors has been informed by the District Attorney’s office that the case will likely proceed to sentencing on that day as well.”

The plea deal is expected to take place in Judge David Bortner’s courtroom on Oct. 4.

The supervisors had said in July that it appeared as though Moore’s case was headed toward a guilty plea.

Moore was first placed on administrative leave in 2019 following the discovery of suspicious transactions in the township’s financial accounts and was fired in May of that same year. An investigation by the Chester County District Attorney’s office and a forensic accounting firm resulted in the announcement on Dec. 10, 2019, of criminal charges against the former long-time township manager, including 112 counts of first-, second-, and third-degree felonies and 26 counts of first- and second-degree misdemeanors.


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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