BELFAST, Maine — A former Troy treasurer was sentenced Thursday to three years in jail with all but 90 days suspended for embezzling more than $18,000 from town coffers.
Kathy Mattingly, 57, of Troy had pleaded guilty on Dec. 3 to felony theft but her sentencing was postponed to Thursday to allow her and defense attorney Nathan Bell time to work out details with the jail concerning Mattingly’s medical condition, said Deputy District Attorney Eric Walker. Mattingly was on oxygen at her court appearances, Walker said.
She will begin serving her 90-day sentence on Jan. 9.
Mattingly repaid the entire $18,154 that she stole from the town, the prosecutor said. Walker said the woman claimed that she stole the money to assist her son, who had a drug problem. She had no criminal record.
Justice Robert Murray also placed Mattingly on probation for a year at the sentencing held at Waldo County Superior Court.
She was arrested in June and indicted in August.
She served as town clerk from January 2012 to March 29, 2013, when she resigned the position.
Sharon Moody, who was hired by the town to succeed Mattingly, told the BDN in June that financial discrepancies were discovered earlier this year by the town’s auditing firm, Keel Hood of Fairfield. Auditors saw that deposits listed in the town’s financial books did not match deposits made to the bank, she said. Checks paid to the town were being deposited, but cash paid by residents was often not being deposited.
Troy has just over 1,000 residents and raised $798,000 in taxes last year.