Police: York Springs tax collector stole $87K

YORK SPRINGS, Pa. (WHTM) – An Adams County woman stole nearly $90,000 while she was the tax collector for York Springs, police said.

Tina M. Reever, 49, is charged with felony counts of theft by unlawful taking and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, according to state police in Gettysburg and court records.

According to the criminal complaint, Reever submitted paperwork to the Bermudian Springs School District that suggested 59 property owners did not pay their 2015-2016 real estate taxes. Many of those property owners contacted the county tax assessor to say they had already paid their taxes and had the canceled checks to prove it.

Reever admitted to police that she stole funds from her tax collector bank account by transferring money directly into her own account for her personal use. An investigation revealed she stole about $87,900 beginning in 2014 when she became tax collector, police said in the complaint.

Reever was arraigned Thursday before a district judge and released on $50,000 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 11.

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