West Stockbridge Police investigate theft of town funds

Full story: Berkshire Eagle

Tina Skorput Cooper abruptly resigned from the Select Board and as town clerk earlier this week, and is currently under investigation by the state police for possible involvement in the theft of town funds.
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HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

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Feb 20, 2010
 
anonymous

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Feb 20, 2010
 
This does not surprise me in the least, she has a drug/ drinking problem that couldn't possibly have gone unnoticed by the town officials

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#3
Feb 20, 2010
 
This will be the second time that a town employee was accused of stealing money in West Stockbridge. A few years back there was a case too, and that included taking Boy Scout troop money.
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Feb 20, 2010
 
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
You seem to thrive on this sort of thing!

Since: Aug 08

Pittsfield, MA

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#5
Feb 20, 2010
 
Nice scoop Great GMH.
Gary Valtess

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#6
Feb 20, 2010
 
Rather than send her to prison she shought recoup the money by working it off.
Lolo

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Feb 20, 2010
 
Gary Valtess wrote:
Rather than send her to prison she shought recoup the money by working it off.
Oh, that's a good idea......let a thief work off a debt. You want her working for you? She HAS to go to jail.
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

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Feb 20, 2010
 
bart wrote:
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You seem to thrive on this sort of thing!
Hey Pal, give it a rest!
The Berkshire Eagle got scooped/beaten (by me) on this story by almost three full days!
The ones thriving "on this sort of thing" are The Eagle's slowpoke editors who are getting paid to publish 'news'.
If those jokers are three days late, who is actually getting short-changed?
In the Internet Age, The Eagle, instead of speeding up the dissemination of news, appears to be slowing down.
neilthewheel

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Feb 20, 2010
 
The eagle could not post, due to the State Police request. Get your facts straight, get off these forums and get a life!!!
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

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Feb 20, 2010
 
neilthewheel wrote:
The eagle could not post, due to the State Police request. Get your facts straight, get off these forums and get a life!!!
Where's your evidence that the State Police ever made such a request?
Since when do State Police request a newspaper NOT to report on the existence of an investigation AFTER the alleged perpetrator has been apprehended?

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Since: Jan 08

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Feb 20, 2010
 
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Hey Pal, give it a rest!
The Berkshire Eagle got scooped/beaten (by me) on this story by almost three full days!
The ones thriving "on this sort of thing" are The Eagle's slowpoke editors who are getting paid to publish 'news'.
If those jokers are three days late, who is actually getting short-changed?
In the Internet Age, The Eagle, instead of speeding up the dissemination of news, appears to be slowing down.
Funny that in your thread on Topix, you were able to post no substantiation until the Eagle article was published. Perhaps the Beagle merely has the journalistic integrity, that you are sorely lacking.
Concerned Tax Payer

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Feb 20, 2010
 
anonymous wrote:
This does not surprise me in the least, she has a drug/ drinking problem that couldn't possibly have gone unnoticed by the town officials
Here comes all the dirt...
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

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Feb 20, 2010
 
lides wrote:
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Funny that in your thread on Topix, you were able to post no substantiation until the Eagle article was published. Perhaps the Beagle merely has the journalistic integrity, that you are sorely lacking.
Perhaps, Angry Lides, or maybe The Eagle in the Internet Age is just getting slower.
Hey, Lides, The Eagle could use a good plodder, why don't you apply?
I bet Dean Singleton would hire you in a Berkshire minute!

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Feb 20, 2010
 
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Perhaps, Angry Lides, or maybe The Eagle in the Internet Age is just getting slower.
Hey, Lides, The Eagle could use a good plodder, why don't you apply?
I bet Dean Singleton would hire you in a Berkshire minute!
I will leave the plodding, as well as the unsubstantiated speculation to those who are unqualified, such as yourself.
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Feb 20, 2010
 
if it comes out that she is guilty then she should go to jail just like liz and have to pay it back.also should get some rehab help too.so sad !they should have never let someone hold two postions in in same town again,thought they learned that it was a bad idea with liz lavalette.
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#16
Feb 20, 2010
 
There isn't a Mass. statute that prevents a person from serving in those two positions. Actually it's quite common in small towns.
Angry in West Stockbridge

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Feb 20, 2010
 
Shame on Tina. She betrayed her neighbors, friends and hometown.
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Feb 20, 2010
 
She hasn't even been tried yet! Slow down. Remember the constitution?
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

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Feb 20, 2010
 
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Perhaps, Angry Lides, or maybe The Eagle in the Internet Age is just getting slower.
Hey, Lides, The Eagle could use a good plodder, why don't you apply?
I bet Dean Singleton would hire you in a Berkshire minute!
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fact finder

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Feb 20, 2010
 
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Where's your evidence that the State Police ever made such a request?
Since when do State Police request a newspaper NOT to report on the existence of an investigation AFTER the alleged perpetrator has been apprehended?
I'm still waiting for your proof on the van running maybe you and the Eagle should get together for making up stories. You just love to knock people down don't you. But you fit right in with them on story telling. ha ha ha I also said it was the law for Massachusetts you were in DC. Now your just brushing me off on your proof.

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