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Mr. Gerald D. Pawling

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Phone: (610) ***-****  HQ Phone
Caln Township
253 Municipal Drive
Thorndale, Pennsylvania 19372
United States

 
Background

Employment History

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Education

  • Coatesville Area High School
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WEST CHESTER Sentencing for former ...
www.pottsmerc.com, 29 July 2014 [cached]
WEST CHESTER Sentencing for former Coatesville police detective Gerald Pawling, who stole thousands of dollars from a police union fund, a police charity, and the citys evidence room, is scheduled for Wednesday in Common Pleas Court.
Judge David Bortner will be asked by the prosecution to send Pawling, a decorated officer and community youth leader, to state prison for 10 to 20 years for his crimes, which Deputy District Attorey Carlos Barraza, leading the case, said in a memo, will echo forever in the history of Chester County.
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The acts of Gerald Pawling were bad, Bush wrote in his sentencing memo, filed with the court last week. However, those acts do not erase a lifetime of incredible selflessness and service to the Coatesville community. He said a sentence in a county prison that allowed for work release would allow Pawling to pay restitution to those organizations he stole from, and provide for his wife and five children.
Pawling, 43, of Caln, pleaded guilty in April to charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, forgery, access device fraud, tampering with public records, tampering with public evidence, and insurance fraud. Overall, there were 113 counts, both felonies and misdemeanors, against the decorated retired police officer set forth in the guilty plea.
Pawling, who served on the city police force for 17 years as both a patrol officer and criminal investigator, was arrested in August after county detectives learned that he had stolen money from the Coatesville Police Benevolent Association (PCBA), which handles contract negotiations and other labor union affairs for the city police officers.
He was subsequently charged in January with credit card fraud involving the unions accounts, and thefts from the city police evidence room and the Coatesville Police Athletic League, of which he was a founding member, in January. Finally, in March, he was charged with more thefts from the evidence room and insurance fraud, involving the theft of a camera lens from the locker room that he subsequently fraudulently reported stolen from his home.
In this August 2013 photo, Gerald ...
www.pottsmerc.com, 9 April 2014 [cached]
In this August 2013 photo, Gerald Pawling, left, arrives with his attorney Daniel Bush at district court in Caln for an arraignment. (File photo by Vinny Tennis/Daily Local News)
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WEST CHESTER As several of his onetime colleagues looked on, former Coatesville Detective Gerald Pawling on Wednesday confirmed in Common Pleas Court what authorities had contended since his arrest last year that he stole thousands of dollars from a police union fund and the citys evidence room.
He also admitted stealing funds from a police youth charity and filing a false insurance claim for camera equipment that he had, in fact, stolen from the police department.
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Pawling, 43, of Caln pleaded guilty to charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, forgery, access device fraud, tampering with public records, tampering with public evidence, and insurance fraud.
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Listening intently to the case against Pawling that Barraza laid out in a four-page set of facts were members of the Coatesville Police Department and the Chester County Detectives, which led the investigation into Pawlings crimes.
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Pawling, wearing a dark grey suit, white shirt and yellow tie, avoided eye contact with the other officers and did not address them during the plea hearing.
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Pawling, who served on the city police force for 17 years as both a patrol officer and criminal investigator, was arrested in August after county detectives learned that he had stolen money from the Coatesville Police Benevolent Association (PCBA), which handled contract negotiations and other labor union affairs for the city officers. He was subsequently charged in January with credit card fraud involving the unions accounts, and thefts from the city police evidence room and the Coatesville Police Athletic League (PAL) in January. Finally, in March, he was charged with more thefts from the evidence room and insurance fraud.
According to the facts that Barraza presented to Bortner, Pawling was treasurer of the CPBA from January 2009 to June 2012, and had access to its two bank accounts.
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Pawling was the detective in charge of the evidence room from 2001 to his retirement, and would have had access to the envelopes there.
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Because Pawling has no prior criminal record, the guidelines for most of the charges carry sentences between probation and nine months in jail.
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More than that, Pawling, a father of five, worked outside the department with youth football and baseball leagues, and helped train other police officers throughout the county. He touched numerous young peoples lives in a very positive way, the defense attorney said.
Bush acknowledged that, ultimately, Pawling was embarrassed by his criminal conduct.
City of Coatesville: Authorities, Boards, Commissions, & Committees
www.coatesville.org, 10 Dec 2010 [cached]
Detective Gerald Pawling
Staff
www.kidraiders.org, 31 Mar 2009 [cached]
Gerald Pawling
pawger@coatesville.org
Vice-President
Director of Football Operations
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Gerald Pawling pawger@coatesville.org
Head of Registration
In this August 2013 photo, Gerald ...
www.pottsmerc.com [cached]
In this August 2013 photo, Gerald Pawling, left, arrives with his attorney Daniel Bush at district court in Caln for an arraignment. (Photo by Vinny Tennis/Daily Local News)
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Gerald Pawling is reportedly prepared to admit to accusations that he stole more than $40,000 from the Coatesville Police Benevolent Association, the union he helped found in 2000 to represent the citys police officers in contract negotiations. He will also admit to thefts of more than $7,000 from the city police evidence room and $9,000 from the Coatesville Police Athletic League, and to a case of felony insurance fraud, the prosecutor handling the cases against him confirmed Thursday.
Before the allegations came to light, the work and character of Pawling were praised by the police officers and prosecutors he worked with over a 17-year career.
With no agreement in place as to what his sentence will be, Pawling is expected to throw himself on the mercy of the court, allowing the judge assigned to hear the matter to determine his fate.
Pawling, 43, of Caln, was originally arrested in August and charged with eight counts of forgery and 51 counts of theft.
Authorities contended at the time that he stole the money by forging the names of other officers in the union on checks from an account set up to run fundraising activities while he was acting as the organizations treasurer.
District Attorney Thomas Hogan said in a press conference that Pawling had used the money he stole to maintain a lifestyle above his means, including a suburban home with a pool, a hot tub, and a high-end home theater system.
Pawling, who had been publicly lauded as a trusted and committed police investigator, was later charged with the additional crimes in January and March. Those included the siphoning of money from the unions credit account at Staples to buy expensive electronic equipment, the thefts from PAL, the thefts of sealed envelopes containing cash confiscated during criminal investigations from the police departments evidence locker, and the commission of insurance fraud involving a camera Pawling allegedly stole from the evidence room and later claimed had been swiped from his home.
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The case against Pawling has gone through twists and turns since he was first charged. Initially, Pawling had been said to be cooperating with Chester County Detectives assigned to the case since the thefts were reported to them in July, and he waived his preliminary hearing in that case in August.
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