- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) - The former water superintendent for the Vermont town of Hinesburg has received a suspended sentence of six to nine months for his role in using a town credit card to commit fraud.

Forty-year-old Brian Mattison will serve 13 days on a furlough to a Community Restitution Program.

The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/1aoc5VG) the investigation began when questions were raised about charges on a $1,700 bill from Mattison for attending the New England Water Association conference in Boston last January. Among the charges was $100 for breakfast for two.

Mattison was scheduled to go on trial this month; he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of credit-card fraud.

The town said a total of $2,600 was unaccounted for.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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