West Brandywine Twp. Manager Arrested for Misuse Of Public Funds - New York News

West Brandywine Twp. Manager Arrested for Misuse Of Public Funds

Posted: Updated:
Ronald Rambo, 59, was arrested after being accused of misappropriating West Brandywine Township funds. (Chester County District Attorney's office) Ronald Rambo, 59, was arrested after being accused of misappropriating West Brandywine Township funds. (Chester County District Attorney's office)
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. -

The West Brandywine Township manager was arrested after being accused of misappropriating hundreds of dollars in township money, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday.

According to the district attorney, 59-year-old Ronald Rambo of Coatesville was arrested. He has served as the township manager for more than 20 years.

Instigators say Rambo used his position as town manager to defraud the township using forgery and other means. According to a criminal complaint, Rambo was confronted about the misuse of township money but had agreed to pay the township back. However, investigators claim he continued to misappropriate funds.

In one instance, Rambo allegedly submitted a medical receipt for reimbursement to the township that claimed $15 for a doctor's visit for his son. Investigators say Rambo then approved his own reimbursement. According to the criminal complaint, Rambo then allegedly took the receipt for his son and changed the name to his daughter's and approved another payment to himself.

Rambo allegedly used other similar schemes, the district attorney said.

"There is no such thing as pretty corruption. Any misuse of public funds by a government worker undermines the faith and trust of the public," District Attorney Hogan said in a statement. "Any public employee who steals public funds will be arrested and prosecuted."

Investigators say, to date, $456.30 in funds were misappropriated. The district attorney's office says their investigation is ongoing.

"We are relatively fortunate in Chester County. Unlike some places where public corruption is commonplace, Chester County prides itself on maintaining high standards among government employees," Hogan said. "We will not stand for corruption in Chester County."

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:13:27 GMT
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arraigned on charges he punched a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Time Square. Junior Bishop, 25, faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arraigned on charges he punched a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Time Square. Junior Bishop, 25, faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered.
  • Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:46:29 GMT
    The tower at John F. Kennedy International AirportThe tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a Kennedy Airport security perimeter.
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.
  • Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:05 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices