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Former DuBois Mayor Charged

The former Mayor of DuBois is facing theft charges. After former DuBois Mayor Randy Schmidt resigned in August, Officials said he retired to spend time with family. According to Court Documents, on March 2nd Schmidt was charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Retail Theft. At this time we don’t know where this incident occurred as we’re waiting for the Courts to reopen after the holiday.

According to DuBois City Police Chief Blaine Clark, State Police are taking over the investigation. He released a statement saying it felt like it was a conflict of interest to be handling the case, so to be fair to all parties they reached out to State Police.

Current DuBois City Mayor Ed Walsh and City Manager Herm Suplizio also released a statement, saying that since allegations to not concern the City they do not have any comments at this current time. We’ll have more information regarding this case when the Courts reopen Tuesday. Schmidt is currently awaiting his preliminary hearing on October 9.

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