TROY, Maine — A Waldo County grand jury this week indicted the former town clerk and treasurer for the town in connection with the theft of nearly $20,000 from the municipal coffers.
Kathy Mattingly, 56, of Troy was arrested in June by the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and charged with felony theft. She served as town clerk from January 2012 to March 29 of this year, when she resigned the position.
She was indicted on one Class B felony charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.
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.
“That’s a lot of money for a small town,” Moody told the BDN.
Troy has just over 1,000 residents and raised $798,000 in taxes last year.