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Former Pa. tax collector waives right to hearing

February 12, 2003|by RICHARD BELISLE

waynesboro@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A former Mercersburg, Pa., tax collector charged with more than 300 counts of theft, tax and bad check charges in a case involving more than $220,000, waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Franklin County Central Court Tuesday.

Sharon Lee Selser, 45, whose address in court records is listed as 245 N. Main St., Mercersburg, had her case sent up to the county's Court of Common Pleas, District Justice Shirley Shatzer said.

A mandatory arraignment date was set for 1 p.m. March 26 in the Court of Common Pleas, Shatzer said. Selser is free on personal recognizance.

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According to court records, Selser had been under investigation for more than a year by Pennsylvania State Police.

Selser, a notary public, processed vehicle registrations, titles and taxes for residents and businesses as Selser's Business Services at 307 N. Main St.

According to court records, Selser is charged with 109 counts of theft by unlawful taking and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received.

She was paid more than $220,000 from the 109 victims but failed to send the money into the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and other agencies, court records allege.

Selser also is charged with 107 counts of violating the tax reform codes for allegedly failing to send taxes paid to her, court records said.

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