June 22, 2018
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Mars Hill woman arrested for theft of ATV club’s cash

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

MARS HILL, Maine — A Mars Hill woman has been charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing more than $26,000 from a local ATV club over a four-year period.

Darrell Crandall, chief deputy of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department, said Friday that Candace Giberson, 49, was arrested and charged with theft by unauthorized taking on Thursday after a lengthy investigation. She was released on $5,000 unsecured bail and is scheduled to make her initial appearance in Aroostook County Superior Court on Nov. 19.

According to Crandall, the president of the Big 13 ATV Club in Mars Hill contacted police in late August after noticing financial irregularities. Sheriff’s detectives began a criminal investigation. Giberson, who served as treasurer of the club, is accused of committing the thefts between 2010 and August of this year.

Crandall said Friday that none of the allegedly stolen money has been recovered.

The Aroostook County District Attorney’s Office is handling prosecution of the case.

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