action:article | category:NEWS03 | adString:NEWS03 | zoneID:67
Fugitive of the Week Jonathan Benedict

CAPTURED

Jonathan E. Benedict

Oct 30, 2014

Darrell Cook

Darrell W. Cook

Oct 2, 2014

Michael Polchies

CAPTURED

Michael Polchies

Sep 25, 2014

Home » News » Crime

November 10. 2012 9:23PM

Dalton town clerk waives hearing, ready for trial

LANCASTER - The lawyer for a North Country town clerk charged two months ago with stealing cash while on the job said Friday his client's devastated by the accusation, but determined to go to trial and prove she's innocent.

Sandra York, town clerk for about 33 years in Dalton, a rural Coos County community of fewer than 1,000 people just north of Littleton, was arrested in September on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

Through her attorney, Leonard Harden of Lancaster, York, free on bail, waived an arraignment hearing Wednesday in Lancaster District Court and entered a not guilty plea to the charge. York did not appear in court. Her trial has been scheduled for Dec. 31.

"She's extremely upset about it and emotionally distraught," Harden said of the theft accusation. York has declined comment since her arrest.

Three days after York's Sept. 24 arrest, two other town officials, Treasurer Sharon Tupper and Deputy Treasurer Sara Martineau, resigned their posts, citing the poor atmosphere that had developed at the town offices following York's arrest.

Court documents say York, 64, was caught on a security camera Aug. 9 taking $100 or more from the town's daily cash receipts and putting it in her pocketbook shortly before 5 p.m. The charge against her is a Class A misdemeanor that covers amounts up to $1,000.


Follow us:
Twitter icon Facebook icon RSS icon
  • Whom do you think bears the brunt of the blame for the mayhem this weekend in Keene?
  • KSC students
  • 37%
  • KSC administration
  • 2%
  • Police
  • 6%
  • Visitors from out of town
  • 18%
  • A combination of any/all of the above
  • 37%
  • Total Votes: 2483

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

    ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

    SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events