Former Newburgh Deputy Town Treasurer Indicted for Embezzlement

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 years ago

The former Newburgh Deputy Town Treasurer accused of stealing up to $200,000 from the town has been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury.48-year-old Cindy Dunton is charged with theft by unauthorized taking. Dunton has reportedly admitted to embezzling the money.A fraud examination report claims Dunton took the money from January 2006 to March of this year.The report says Dunton manipulated town accounts to pay for her property taxes and health insurance.Penobscot County District Attorney Chris Almy says, “The people of the town of Newburgh have every right to be mad. They are mad and they have every right to be. Not only did this lady steal their money, she broke their trust. Small towns really depend on just a few individuals to do their town business and she took advantage of the situation and it’s really too bad.”Dunton has already signed an agreement to allow the town to attach future earnings until she pays back the money, along with another $50,000 for legal fees and a town audit.Dunton is due in court December 9th. She faces up to ten years in prison.


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