CLEARFIELD – A Boggs Township Supervisor accused of making unauthorized purchases was ordered to resign after he pleaded guilty Tuesday during sentencing court in Clearfield County.
Ricky Allan Droll Jr., 46, was charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, both misdemeanors of the first degree, in relation to purchases made from a NAPA account.
On Tuesday he pleaded guilty to a third-degree misdemeanor receiving stolen property charge.
He was ordered by Judge Fredric J. Ammerman to pay $250 plus costs and $18.25 in restitution within six months.
In addition, Ammerman ordered Droll to resign from his Boggs Township position within five days, according to a court employee.
According to testimony at Droll’s preliminary hearing, Denise Dobo was going through the township’s invoices from NAPA to determine which of the township’s vehicles were costing the most to maintain when she found an invoice that didn’t match up with their vehicles.
It was for a thermostat for a Ford truck and was signed by Droll. She showed the invoice to William Dickson and he didn’t remember this part being replaced in their truck. They checked the vehicle and didn’t see any new parts.
She checked the rest of the 2016 invoices and found a few other questionable items. In all there were five invoices with items that she believed were not purchased for the township’s use. One was dated while Droll was on vacation and another was from a Saturday.
Dickson also testified corroborating Dobo’s story. He said he had four different mechanics examine the Ford truck owned by the township and all of them said it still had the original thermostat.
The thermostat listed on the invoice was for a Ford truck, which is the same model owned by Droll. Other items purchased by Droll include masking tape, sanding discs, undercoat sealer, ultrapro body seal and cut off-wheel, according to the affidavit.