- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A former payroll manager has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 from Waterbury’s Silas Bronson Library.

Prosecutors tell the Republican-American newspaper (https://bit.ly/1DyRsoG) that 52-year-old Lynette James faces at least 18 months in prison under a plea deal reached Wednesday.

Prosecutors say James told police that she took about $100 a day as a stipend because she felt she was underpaid.

Authorities determined she collected $11,910 in unauthorized stipends over nine years in addition to embezzling $260,000 from the library.

James resigned after her arrest last June. She had worked for the city since 1989 and made a base salary of just under $29,000.

She pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree larceny and faces sentencing on June 26.

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Information from: Republican-American, https://www.rep-am.com


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