Ira, Vt., town treasurer cited for embezzlement

On Oct. 20, Donald Hewitt, 58, of Ira was cited to appear in Rutland District Court to answer the charge of embezzlement, in violation of T13 VSA 2531.

Hewitt was the former Town Treasurer for the Town of Ira, Vt. An investigation into embezzlement of town and school funds was initiated Nov. 24, 2009; this occured after town official were noticing discrepancies in the town accounts.

An audit of town accounts was completed by Gallagher, Flynn & Company out of Burlington in July 2010.

During the audit it was reported that approximately $404,268 dollars had been embezzled from both the town and school accounts.

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