Plymouth: Town Meeting Representative Arraigned on Multiple Charges

A Plymouth Town Meeting Representative, husband of a Plymouth Select Board member, was arraigned Monday on charges of embezzelment, theft, and obstructing an investigation. Plymouth Police brought the charges against Keven Joyce in Plymouth District Court. Because the alleged theft is of nearly $30,000, Joyce’s attorney, Jack Atwood, expects a felony indictment in superior court. Joyce collected cash rental fees for the Little Red Schoolhouse, a town-owned community center in Cedarville. Over seven years, the town never received those payments. Joyce and his wife Sheglah reside in The Pinehills, not Cedarville, but the designated villages of Plymouth have no discrete boundaries. So Joyce served as chairman of the Cedarville Steering Committee and from that post appointed himself manager of the Little Red Schoolhouse. The obstruction charge stems from his alleged attempt to obscure that he deposited the cash in a joint savings account with his wife. Joyce’s wife, Select Board member Sheglah Joyce, proposed the town sell the building. He’s scheduled to return to court July 24th.

 

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