Cable Exec Charged With Embezzlement

BOLTON, Conn. (AP) _ Bolton police say the former president of a public access TV station embezzled nearly $380,000 since 2007.

The Journal Inquirer reports that Deborah Hilton of Bolton surrendered to state police on Tuesday and was arraigned in Vernon Superior Court.

Hilton’s lawyer, Matthew Potter, argued at her arraignment for her to be released on a promise to appear in court, saying she has no criminal history. She was released on $25,000 bond.

Hilton is accused of using her father’s credit card to pay Community Voice Channel expenses after draining its bank accounts.

The Community Voice Channel is viewed in Andover, Bolton, Ellington, Hebron, Marlborough, Tolland and Vernon.

Hilton denied to police any impropriety but said the signatures on cash withdrawal slips were hers. She also denied making related cash deposits into her personal bank accounts.
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Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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