Former treasurer admits taking money from town, pays restitution in full

By Tanya Mitchell | Dec 10, 2013
Source: File image Kathleen Mattingly

Belfast — A former treasurer for the Town of Troy who was accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the town between the dates of July 1, 2012, and March 31 of this year pleaded guilty to the resulting theft charge at Waldo County Superior Court Dec. 3.

According to Waldo County Deputy District Attorney Eric Walker, 56-year-old Kathleen Mattingly pleaded guilty to one count of Class B theft and then paid the full amount of the restitution the court ordered her to pay the town, a total of $18,154.28.

Walker stated a sentencing hearing for Mattingly was continued for about a month and until then court clerks will work to schedule it for the next available date.

The plea agreement, Walker said, calls for Mattingly to serve three years in the custody of the Maine Department of Corrections with all but 90 days suspended and one year of probation. Due to ongoing health issues, Walker said Mattingly wishes to meet with staff at Waldo County Jail prior to serving her sentence to make sure they are able to manage her medical needs during her stay.

In August, Mattingly was indicted on the charge of theft by unauthorized taking on the accusation that Mattingly took at total of $19,813.26 while in her official capacity as the town treasurer.

According to a June 2013 press release from the Waldo County Sheriff's office, Mattingly's arrest was the result of a several week investigation into some missing funds reported from the town of Troy. Mattingly was town treasurer from Jan. 2012 until March of this year.

At the time of her arrest, the sheriff's office stated Mattingly was cooperative with the investigation and posted a $10,000 unsecured bail following her arrest.

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