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Letter: DiCarlo Needs to Show CPA Proof Pronto

One resident demands proof of claims the committeewoman holds a Certified Public Accountant's license.

To the Editor:

West Deptford Committeewoman Denice DiCarlo has used government meetings as her own personal political platform on several occasions. She touts her professional experience, qualifications and certifications as a means of self-promotion.

These proclamations demonstrate poor leadership, draw scrutiny from the public and cause a serious distraction to the critical issues in our community.

Why the need to announce her qualifications from a public forum on such a regular basis?

Over the past several months Mrs. DiCarlo has been regularly asked by residents to provide her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. In June, Mrs. DiCarlo responded by saying that she would provide her license number to the solicitor, but to date, she has produced nothing. She has dodged the question several times and said she passed the PA CPA exam, but that still does not mean she has or ever had a CPA license.

At a more recent township meeting, when challenged about producing her CPA license, Mrs. DiCarlo said that she would now provide her certifications her own terms.  Mrs. DiCarlo does not have the right to her own terms!

She is a paid public servant which requires total and full transparency to the people she serves. The people of West Deptford are her employers, and as such, she is obligated to provide proof of her credentials just as she would for any employer.

As a school board member (where there was a $45 million budget), the CPA designation must have had significant influence in her election and appointment to the finance chair position. Considering that our school taxes increased every year that she served on the school board, validating her CPA certification takes on a significant level of urgency.

It is also important to note that Mrs. DiCarlo was not elected to the Committee, she was selected by Gerry White and the Democratic machine shortly after former Mayor Anna Docimo stepped down. Docimo had a similar ridiculous quote about her lifelong family health benefits not being your business.

Passing the CPA exam is only a part of the certification to obtain a CPA license; extensive work experience and continuing education is required.

If you ask most CPAs to show you their license, they often go into their wallet or purse and pull out the actual license whether active or inactive.

State agencies know that making a claim like this has serious implications to a person or in our case a community. These implications are so serious that many states have provided a method to legitimize claims by making validated professional certifications available for the general public.

Once again, WDTruth.com has exposed this problem with Mrs. DiCarlo. After conducting extensive research, WDTruth.com has provided significant details and videos on this topic for our residents.

WDTruth.com queried the PA CPA Board via phone calls and database requests. Mrs. DiCarlo claims to be a CPA in PA and the name(s) she claims to have used were plugged into the database but her name(s) never come up as either active or inactive.

At this point I would ask a few simple questions: If Mrs. DiCarlo has the CPA license, then what is she hiding? Why would she play this ridiculous game with the public and the large sums of public money we have entrusted to her? Why should we ever believe another word that comes out of her mouth?

Committeewoman DiCarlo, we respectfully ask that you validate your credentials now or set the record straight so this town can move onto more important issues. The people of West Deptford have had enough lies over the past 20 years from government officials like you.

Mrs. DiCarlo’s evasive actions to date, possible false representations and disrespect of our government demonstrate that she is NO different than her fellow Democratic machine members.

Our community must demand integrity of our public officials. Please join me in demanding proof of Mrs. DiCarlo’s CPA license.

Steve Reilly

West Deptford resident


Do you have something to say on a West Deptford issue? Send your to bryan.littel@patch.com.

WDTruth Tells Blatant Lies August 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Once again WDTRUTH exposes itself as a pure propaganda machine and both Steve Reilly and that ridiculous website will look like complete morons once again for these slanderous comments. Not only is Denise a CPA, she runs circles around Sam and Ray at every public meeting.
Bryan Littel (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I've seen her test scores.
redneckwillie3 August 28, 2012 at 01:32 PM
won't have to worry about it in nov.she will be voted out.so all you dem haglers on here can find something else to squawk about like you always do.time is running out full republican control. dicarlo is an outright liar and holding back the fact she is an cpa.come on denise quit being a fool and fess up you don't have it that's the bottom line
Madeline Fucci August 28, 2012 at 02:18 PM
I don't understand why Miss DiCarlo would present her test scores to Bryan Littel. As a public official she has an obligation to be honest and forthright in administering her duties. We are her employer and demand she provide the answer to a legitimate question. Also test scores do not equal a license.
Madeline Albright August 28, 2012 at 02:56 PM
I dont understand why Sam would say he has a master's degree and then not prove it. Taking one or two master's courses is not the equivalent of a master's degree. As a public official Sam is obligated to be honest and forthright in administering his duties. We are Sam's employer and demand he provides is diploma at the next township meeting. This is an outrage.
J F Rando August 28, 2012 at 03:12 PM
To the best of my knowledge Mr Cianfarini never said (or had in his bio) that he holds a Master Degree. So please produce a copy of his bio. Also, if Mr Littel has seen Committeewoman's CPA license then she could produce to the number. It is a matter of public if she has it and could settle issue by producing the number. Mr Littel that is nice that you have seen her test scores. However, that does not make her a CPA. WD Truth web site is not a propaganda machine it contains facts not conjecture. If you want fact and not fiction go to: http://www.wdtruth.org/
Madeline Fucci August 28, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Apparently Miss or Mr. Madeline Albright does not have the courage to reveal their identity. It's a typical Democrat ploy when they can't handle the truth.
WDNeedsHelp August 28, 2012 at 03:20 PM
The link is http://www.wdtruth.org and I believe Sam produced all his records during the election last year. Maybe you naysayers could hunt down the original Obama birth certificate while you are at it. Dicarlo boasted about her financial accolades from the public bench. She has an obligation to prove it. Put up or shut up.
Occupant August 28, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I think Madeline Albright should produce her birth certificate as I dont believe that she is the real Madeline Albright, the democrat with the witches nose that grows each time she lies... That happens to Democrats quite often.
Ken August 28, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Did I miss something? Is it a requirement to be a CPA to be on Twp. Committee? And i just couldn't believe that a politician would ever hold back any information, ever weather republican or democrat.... lol....
Samantha McCall August 28, 2012 at 11:40 PM
I don't believe that the website is slanderous, the" propaganda" that they post is backed up with public documents and video. That ridiculous website you speak of, certainly had the township taking interest and asking questions of their previous elected officials. The same people who would end a township meeting in 20 minutes and give no information to the public at all. Oh, and that's right, and gave you only 5 minutes to speak! That's right, they had Gerry White running the township. Yes, and let's not forget Anna Docimo, who told the residents it was none of our business why she took the township benefits and not the county. Well, that would be because her husband is a county employee and he had benefits, with the way it is set up, she could decline the benefits and get a nice check from the county, and still get her benefits from the township. I'm going out on a limb on that one, however, after serious thought, it is the only thing that makes sense! It's sort of like double dipping........
William Libby August 29, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Apparently not Ken if a minor league computer salesman can oversee the finances for the township. Maybe he has a secret CPA to go along with his secret Masters Degree!
William Libby August 29, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Apparently not Ken if a minor league computer salesman can be put in charge of the finances for the town. Maybe he has a secret CPA to go along with his secret Masters Degree.
redneckwillie3 August 29, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Why is dicarlo so reluctant to show her cpa license if she has one. What can she be hiding? maybe g white is getting her a fake one just to keep everyone quiet. and she'll produse right before election. but who knows. only time will tell.at some point it'll be like the cgristians being fed to the lions it'll all come out,especially when they reveal what really took place. AMMUNITION IS ON IT'S WAY
William Rove August 29, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Sam is so out of touch with reality and has no clue about the damage he is doing to the township. He needs to show his fake master's degree or resign immediately and go back to his silly one man computer shop.
Tom Stanton August 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM
It is not a requirement to have a CPA to sit on the Committee. If you claim you have a CPA license, use your CPA license to claim you know better than other committee members, and then not actually have a CPA license is just simply dishonest and a lack of integrity. It's great that she showed her test scores to Bryan Littel, but with all due respect, he is simply the media and not the town's people that she represents. If those who are supporting Mrs. DiCarlo on not revealing her credentials are ok with being led by a deceitful committee member and candidate, they are simply fools. I prefer to put my trust and future into an honest committee and not a Democratic, do and say anything just to have a seat at the table, committee member and candidate. I passed my physics exam... I guess I am a Physicist! I passed my drivers test in a 10th grade drivers education course. Was I licensed to drive? No. A passed test does not equal a licensed CPA.
J F Rando August 29, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Mr Rove please tell all: How is Sam out of touch with reality and what damage has he done to the township. By not supporting your verbage you are showing a level of ignorance that is equal to a blow hard politician. If you cannot support your accusations please go away. The master's degree comment was answered.
William Rove August 29, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Rando, Sam, Forte, etc.... People are tired of your political games and non-sense. Your entire year has been spent trying to bash democrats instead of doing the work the people elected you to do. You've done nothing all year but increase our debt, tax our seniors, and crippled the recreation programs. Nobody cares about a cpa license except you three buffoons and your 10 lackey supporters that come to the meetings and the only reason you care is to try and cause controversy. Why wont your candidate agree to a debate so the citizens can choose for themselves. Is Hansen really that scared of DiCarlo?
Ryan McFadden August 29, 2012 at 02:25 PM
No Rando, just because you deny that Sam ever claimed he had a master's degree doesn't make it true. He was actually proven to be liar in the republican primary when Ogelsby called him on the carpet and he couldnt produce his degree. Is your position now that he has a master's degree or that he never said he did? According to Rowan University he never earned a Masters Degree and on his own literature he said he did. What's the deal?
William Libby August 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM
The moronic comments keep coming. Go to your own ridiculous web site and listen and watch what your own lackeys posted. The committeewoman said she was not an active CPA. She has never touted it at any meeting either. Are you saying Tom that you now don't believe what is posted on your own web site by your own people or are you just that ignorant and are commenting with no facts. Keep drinking the kool-aid!
jack zimmerman August 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM
will anyone care if she has a cpa license in november when she is defeated and the republicans will have complete control.I wouldn't be surprised if Donna resigns. democRATics on here will be shedding another in the loss column. what would this blog be like if we didn't have idiots on here to compalin about every little thing.they say LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE.
Tom Stanton August 30, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Mr. Libby... You make it sound as if you have been to the wdtruth website. If so, then you cannot claim ignorance yet you sound like you still support the lack of integrity and honesty that we should have in the representation of the people. So, stating that she is not an active CPA also means that she was active at some point yet not even an inactive license can be found. Let me guess, you think Obamacare is not a tax too, huh? Who is the one drinking the kool-aid?
Byron Nelson August 30, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Just last week Sam pulled the township's four building inspectors off their assignments for the day and had them meet him at Riverwinds community center. He wasted an entire day's work of four township employees and tried to shut down the community center over 2 GFCI receptacles. This guy is a total moron and will try to do anything to destroy our town. Is he even authorized to divert township employees's from their duties to fulfill his own personal destructive agenda? Someone needs to answer for this nonsense and Sam needs to pay the township back the equivalent of the four inspectors salary for the day. What a waste of taxpayer money.
Mike Shoemaker August 30, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Hey Mark Cimino, what's going on with the 4.5 million? We are paying you $15,000 per month and so far you have yet to do anything to deserve this. I guess it's okay to waste taxpayer money as long as the professionals donate to Sam and Ray.
Bryan Littel (Editor) August 30, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Township bills show it's closer to $10,000 per month on average so far.
redneckwillie3 August 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM
NELSON before spewing out information you don't know what your talking about.I was one of the inspectors that went to riverwinds. We were going over the closure of the pool for maintenance and we were also checking other dicrepancies for the saftey of the residents that use the facility. your facts are untrue and you cast yourself as a complete imbecile relating such information in a malicious manner.Oh by the way i'm not republican.
William Libby August 31, 2012 at 01:23 AM
That is not what it infers and you didn't answer the questions I posed. While it appears from Brian that he has seen her exam results Sam does not have the Masters degree he clearly campaigned on! In your infinite wisdom Tom you choose to sit quiet about that. Why is that? I know why. Because you epitomize the word hypocrisy!
Tom Stanton August 31, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Hypocrisy? That's funny Willy, I must have missed that post or that committee meeting where Mrs. DiCarlo showed her CPA license. So, in your infinite wisdom, you are saying that exam results equals a CPA license. I didn't see you answer my question, after a person passes their written driving exam, does that mean they are a licensed driver? And why did my town's representative show her exam results to a member of the media and not those who she is representing? I can care less that she showed Bryan her exam results. We are trying a brand new thing here in this town, it's called leaders with integrity. If she claims to be a CPA it should be very easy for her to prove. If you would like to see Mr. Cianfarini's Master degree, ask him. I don't have it. Why are you asking me?
William Libby August 31, 2012 at 09:09 PM
You continue to avoid answering Tommy Boy! Why don't you comment about Sammy and LYING he had a Master's degree. Is it ok for him to outright lie? Enough said and, as I stated, hypocrisy at it's best.
Tom Stanton September 01, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Willy, I don't know if your ignorance is by choice or by party but you know what they say... Ignorance is bliss.

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