The town of Hanover’s former assistant treasurer, Elizabeth Driscoll, is facing criminal charges in connection with what officials say is the theft of $42,000 in public funds.
“The town responded to reports of irregularities in our finance system and conducted a thorough and exhaustive investigation, and the charges are a results of that,” said Hanover Town Manager Troy Clarkson.
Clarkson says they used the services of a forensic accounting firm to conduct an audit, ”…under the watchful eye and assistance of Police Chief Walter Sweeney and Finance Director Janine Smith.”
And that lead to information which in turn led to the filing of charges against the 48-year-old former assistant treasurer.
Driscoll was dismissed from her job at the end of 2012 after irregularities were discovered during a review of the monthly receipts.
She is charged with larceny over $250 and trespassing. The Plymouth County D.A’s office is now handling the case.