A state-appointed receiver is investigating a phishing scam that drained $400K from Chester’s coffers

Vinny Vella reports:

A phishing scam siphoned more than $400,000 from Chester in June, and the state-appointed receiver who is handling the beleaguered city’s finances wants to know why his office wasn’t notified until two weeks ago.

In a memo sent to Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and Chester’s city council on Monday, Michael T. Doweary said “the entire incident is extremely troubling,” and noted that his office only learned of the fraud on Oct. 21 when the city publicly announced the loss.

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