Former Elizabeth Borough constable charged with not turning over fines he collected

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A former constable for Elizabeth Borough was charged today with stealing nearly $2,000 in fines he collected but failed to turn over.

Corey Evans, 29, of Elizabeth Township, is charged by summons with seven counts of failure to make required disposition of funds.

He became a constable for the township in April 2008.

According to a criminal complaint, a defendant appeared before Magisterial District Judge Beth Mills on April 21 and told her he had paid his fines of almost $250, but a warrant remained outstanding for his arrest.

The defendant told the judge he had paid his money to Mr. Evans, and he had a receipt for it.

Judge Mills contacted the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, and an investigation revealed that Mr. Evans had failed to turn over nearly $2,000 in fines he had collected.

On April 28, investigators with the DA's office gave Mr. Evans the chance to repay the money and resign. Although he submitted a letter of resignation the next day, he only repaid $243.50 of the outstanding missing funds, the affidavit said.

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