Glenolden mayor to step down

GLENOLDEN, Pa. - August 28, 2009 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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