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July 14, 2017

Embezzlement - Isle La Motte - Grand Isle County

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

              

CASE#:                 17A202808         

TROOPER:           Det. Sgt. Richard Desany                          

STATION:            St. Albans                                               

CONTACT#:         (802) 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME:        Between approximately 2013 and 2016                 

LOCATION:         Isle La Motte  

VIOLATION:        Embezzlement - Person holding property in official capacity or belonging to the state or a municipality

 

ACCUSED:           Scott Newman

AGE:                     56

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:         Burlington, Vermont        

 

VICTIM:               Isle La Motte Volunteer Fire Company                                                                

AGE:                     N/A         

CITY, STATE:       Isle La Motte, Vermont                  

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

               The Vermont State Police - St. Albans Barracks was notified of an embezzlement circumstance involving the Isle La Motte Volunteer Fire Company funds/account and a former treasurer for the Fire Company. The former treasurer was identified as Scott Newman, who had been involved with the Isle La Motte Fire Company for more than fifteen years. As of the transfer of his treasurer responsibilities in January 2016, he has no longer been involved with the Fire Company.

               During a segment of Newman's tenure as treasurer between approximately the years 2013 and 2016 he misappropriated the Fire Company's funds for his own personal use. While he was treasurer during that time he had exclusive access to the account; which is a practice that has since changed for this position at the inception of the new treasurer. The amount of money misappropriated is estimated at greater than $5000.00. At this juncture in the investigation information indicates Newman attempted to return the funds of the Fire Company equal to the amount that he misappropriated.    

 

 

COURT ACTION:               Yes

COURT DATE:     August 17, 2017

COURT:                Grand Isle Superior Court

LODGED – LOCATION:    N/A

BAIL:                                    N/A

MUG SHOT:                       Yes