Gray man sentenced for stealing nearly $9,000 from veterans group

Posted April 02, 2012, at 4:44 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s attorney general says a man from Gray has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for stealing nearly $9,000 from a veterans’ organization.

Attorney General William Schneider said 33-year-old Peter Bragdon was sentenced Monday for stealing $8,902 from the Maine Chapter of AMVETS. He was sentenced to three years in jail with all but 18 months suspended, and two years of probation.

Bragdon, a former dispatcher for the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s office, was commander of the Maine AMVETS chapter and maintained access to the group’s bank account after he was forced to resign in 2009 due to alleged poor management and misconduct. He stole money from the account for nearly two years after his resignation.

Bragdon awaiting sentencing in Kennebec County Superior Court on unrelated tax charges.