Friday, 17 May 2019 15:41

Woman charged with stealing $100K from Hancock County nonprofit

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ELLSWORTH - A Newport woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing $100,000 from a nonprofit in Hancock County.

Police said 55-year-old Sheri Walsh is being charged with theft by unauthorized taking.


A representative of the Hancock County Planning Commission contacted the Ellsworth Police Department to report they believed a former employee had been embezzling money from business accounts from April 2017 until April 2019.


Police said detectives investigated the ledgers and records that were provided.


Because the federal government provided some of the funds allegedly embezzled, a special agent from the Office of the Inspector General joined that the investigation.

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