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Former Derry DPW employee sentenced to jail for theft
Daniel Hagerty, 75, of Derry, a former department of public works employee, was sentenced to county jail on Thursday after pleading guilty to felony theft. (JAMES A. KIMBLE/Union Leader Correspondent)
Daniel Hagerty, 75, pleaded guilty on Thursday to theft by unauthorized taking in Rockingham County Superior Court for pilfering the cash while working at the Derry Transfer Station.
Hagerty voided roughly 1,800 tickets from transfer station transactions so he could steal cash payments made by townspeople disposing of their waste.
Hagerty admitted to pocketing between $50 and $100 per day between July 2012 and June 2013, telling police he took the money to help pay for medical bills he had as a result of his wife’s stroke, Assistant County Attorney Jerome Blanchard said in court Thursday.
Blanchard also cited Hagerty’s criminal record that included two theft convictions, and three drunken driving convictions.
Defense lawyer Donald Blaszka argued that Hagerty’s age, meager financial means and his role as his wife’s full-time care giver should be considered while weighing his punishment.
“It’s not about him, it’s about her,” Blaszka said. “He is her full-time caregiver. He cooks for her, bathes her. He does everything he can for her.”
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