The attorney for Newville's former tax collector says bad bookkeeping, not criminal activity, is responsible for missing money owed to the Big Spring School District.
William Witter is under investigation for tax payments that were not turned over to the school district for five residents, according to Newville officials. He stepped down last week when the borough filed an action seeking his resignation.
Witter's attorney, Karl Rominger, told abc27 News that no money was taken.
"He solely ran this tax collection business by himself," Rominger said Thursday. "No family members assisted him in any way, and he will take ownership of the bad record keeping and ownership of any mistakes he has made. But there was no criminal intent and no intent to deprive anybody of any money."
No criminal charges have been filed, but because of Witter's resignation, residents are being asked to send their tax payments to a different address.
For more information on the change, visit http://www.abc27.com/link/628759/newville-borough-tax-information.