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November 18, 2019

Shaftsbury Barracks / Embezzlement

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 16C304078

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Nicholas Grimes                        

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks                  

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: November 28th, 2016, at approximately 1048 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: VT Route 30, Dorset, VT

VIOLATION: Embezzlement - 13 VSA 2351

 

ACCUSED: Hazel Prouty                                              

AGE: 56

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pawlet, VT

 

VICTIM: HasGas General Store

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Dorset, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On November 28th, 2016, at approximately 1048 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police - Shaftsbury Barracks, were advised of an employee who was stealing cigarettes from the store.  Investigation revealed that the employee, later identified as Hazel Prouty, age 56, of Pawlet, VT, stole several hundred cartons/packs of cigarettes from the store.  Further investigation revealed that Prouty played thousands of dollars of lottery tickets without paying for them, and stole deli produce, gas, and general merchandise over the time period she was employed.  Prouty was issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court - Bennington Criminal Division on January 13th, 2020, at 0815 hours.  Prouty was released on her own recognizance. 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: January 13th, 2020, at 0815 hours           

COURT: Vermont Superior Court - Bennington Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A  

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.