Pennsylvania Supervisor in Trouble Again Over Limos

Posted on October 6, 2004 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Penn. – Lower Nazareth Township Supervisor Brian Cobel is again facing criminal charges related to the operation of his limousine service.

Colonial Regional police on Monday charged Cobel with five counts of fraud and theft for overcharging one client and failing to show up for another customer who had partially paid.

Cobel owns Shotgun Entertainment Inc. limousine service, and was unreachable for comment because his telephone was disconnected.

Police allege Michael Falco hired Shotgun for limousine service on July 18. Falco earlier gave Cobel his credit card number to hold as a deposit, but paid in cash the $690 due the day of service, said Colonial Regional police Detective Gary Hammer. The next day, he said, Falco's credit card was charged the same amount.

Hammer said Falco specifically told Cobel not charge his credit card. Police charged Cobel with access device fraud, theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

In the second incident, Shotgun limousines failed to show up for the Sept. 18 wedding of Timothy Kroninger, but Cobel cashed the $200 check given as a deposit, officials said. Kroninger booked limousine services in fall 2003, according to authorities.

Hammer said Kroninger and his fiancée tried several times to reach Cobel to confirm service as the wedding date approached, but never reached him.

Cobel, 37, was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

Cobel was charged May 28 with theft of services and passing a bad check. Cobel had written a $2,648 check for vehicle repairs, which bounced. He later paid the bill and charges were dropped.

Alyssa and Zachary Young hired Shotgun for their November 2003 wedding and filed a complaint shortly after, claiming they paid twice for the same occasion. District Judge

Joseph Barner awarded the couple $562 to cover the overcharge and court costs. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in August levied a $2,000 fine for the overcharge and for failing to operate a reputable business.

A preliminary hearing before Barner is scheduled for Oct. 13. Bail was set at $3,500 in the Kroninger case and $5,000 in the Falco case.

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