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Ex-Brimfield official faces embezzlement charge

November 21, 2013

BRIMFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Brimfield’s former treasurer has been charged with embezzling more than $80,000 from the town.

Kirsten Weldon is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 29 on charges including larceny and embezzlement by a municipal officer.

Authorities allege that the 43-year-old Weldon stole money and services from the town between July 2006 and April 2, when she resigned.

The Republican of Springfield (http://bit.ly/18aBDHt ) reports that investigators say she accepted cash payments that were never deposited into town bank accounts. She also allegedly switched to a family health plan but continued paying for an individual plan, resulting in a loss of more than $11,000 to the town.

Weldon could not be reached for comment. She admitted making “mistakes” when she resigned in April.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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