Created on Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:57
Three people, two from Montgomery County and one from Bucks County, are accused of bribing a Philadelphia City Records Department employee. The U.S. Attorney’s office has charged 45-year-old Paul Kling of Hatfield, 42-year-old Tina Meyrick of Hatboro and 39-year-old Brian Daly of Chalfont with bribery. In return for the alleged payoffs, they got discounts on official police, fire, accident and emergency medical reports. All three either own or work for companies that sold the documents to clients, including law firms and a public reporting company. A former city employee, 38-year-old Kelly Layre, is also charged with bribery. A federal grand jury indictment says the three suburban residents paid her more than $185,000 over a four-year period, between January of 2006 and January of this year, for thousands of reports. When the discounts are figured in, the city’s loss was actually more than $600,000.