PENNSYLVANIA – Second arrest made in ballot tampering case in Wild Acres Community Association
A second arrest has been made in Dingmans Ferry in the Wild Acres Community Association ballot tampering case. Wild Acres board Chairman Dmitry Kuperschmidt has been charged with forgery, identity theft, criminal use of a communication facility and tampering with records or identification. Magisterial District Judge Paul Menditto set bail at $40,000.
Earlier this month, Wild Acres board of directors secretary Myron Cowher was arrested for tampering with ballots for the upcoming board election. He faces charges of forgery, tampering with records and identity theft for taking possession of 70 ballots that were designated by name and lot number and belonged to property owners of Wild Acres.
Kuperschmidt played a role in the scheme, too, according to police. According to state police in Blooming Grove records: Wild Acres Property Manager Robert Depaolis told police that Cowher asked to speak with him outside of the Wild Acres administration office, so they walked out to Cowher’s car in March or April. Cowher asked Depaolis to put 200 ballots belonging to S.O.S. property owners in good standing so Cowher could use the ballots to vote for the candidates he wanted to win in the June board election. Read more: