OXFORD, Conn. (AP) – Oxford says it will receive a $100,000 insurance settlement to partially recoup money that town officials say was misappropriated by the former tax collector.

The Connecticut Post reports that First Selectman Mary Ann Drayton-Rogers said Thursday the money is the total amount for which the town bonded Karen Guillet, the former tax collector.

Drayton-Rogers said the insurance company’s decision demonstrates that the town has a solid case

Dominick Thomas, Guillet’s lawyer, said he sees no connection between the insurance company settlement and accusations against his client. He said he does not know why the insurance company paid the money, but it would have no bearing on any court proceedings.

The town is suing Guillet to get back the more than $670,000 it alleges she misappropriated.

Drayton-Rogers said a criminal investigation continues.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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