Ex-Derry public works employee intends to admit to $12k theft
Daniel Hagerty, 74, of Derry is facing up to 7 ½ to 15 years in state prison after being indicted on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. The thefts happened between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, indictments say.
A judge will be left to decide how much time Hagerty may spend behind bars when he appears in Rockingham County Superior Court on June 5 to enter his guilty plea.
They “observed town employee Daniel Hagerty taking money on numerous occasions and putting it in his wallet,” French said in a sworn police affidavit.
“Daniel stated that he would manipulate the cash register by clearing it out at the end of the day to reflect a $0 balance,” French said in the affidavit. “Daniel would then input sales into the register at one time to reflect some of the business conducted throughout the day. Daniel would then take the cash, between $50 and $100 a day, up to three times a week.”
A forensic examination of the Transfer Station’s computer revealed that 1,800 tickets had been “purged” or deleted between Jan. 4, 2011, and June 25, 2013, according to the police affidavit.