Hapco Philadelphia has always known the Philly Sheriff’s Office has had an historic reputation for mismanagement and corruption.

It’s one of the reasons the City’s Municipal Court transitioned to the Landlord Tenant Office (LTO) to handle evictions and lockouts.

The Sheriff’s Office has also been an obstacle to rental and investment property owners who want to buy properties to create affordable housing, but can’t because the Sheriff’s Office hasn’t held tax and sheriff’s sales in several years.

So, it was no surprise to see the Philadelphia Inquirer’s article about the Sheriff’s Office using a slush fund made up of money rental owners have to pay for evictions and writs.

Those funds were reportedly used to pay for a mascot and parties.  And they’ve been getting away with misusing the fees we pay to the City for years with no consequences.