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Glenolden mayor to step down

August 28, 2009 2:39:29 PM PDT
The mayor of Glenolden, Delaware County says he is stepping down.Glenolden Mayor Theodore Bathurst, 68, was arrested last week.

The Delaware County District Attorney's office says Bathurst defrauded customers over a nine-year period. Authorities say Bathurst paid operating expenses using money from a fund customers could pay into in advance.

Bathurst was arraigned on August 21st. He faces a total of 114 charges including theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

Following his arraignment, Bathurst said he was sorry.

Glenolden solicitor Mike Puppio said in a statement the charges have nothing to do with Bathurst's duties as mayor and he has no control over borough finances.

Bathurst sold the funeral home in 2007.

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