POTTSTOWN,PA — If a silver lining could be said to exist in the case of the landlord accused of stealing borough water at multiple properties, it could be said that it brought the problem to the attention of the authorities.
Or, in this case, the Pottstown Borough Authority.
In June, landlord Frank McLaughlin of East Coventry was arrested by Pottstown police and charged with theft of services after devices designed to by-pass water meters were found inside multiple properties he owned.
That case is still working its way through the courts, but the borough authority’s board wasted no time in acting at its Nov. 27 meeting and adopting a policy designed to minimize the loss once such a by-pass device has been discovered.
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