BROOKFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ He hasn’t even taken office yet, but Brookfield’s first selectman-elect is facing calls to step aside.

The News-Times reports ( ) that Bill Tinsley said he realizes an embezzlement charge in Vermont he failed to disclose until after the election on Nov. 5 has tarnished his image. He said he is innocent and will plead no contest to a lesser larceny charge on Nov. 26.

He’s scheduled to take office on Dec. 2.

Democratic First Selectman Bill Davidson, who was elected selectman, said Monday Tinsley has irreparably damaged the public trust and should decline to accept the office. He accused Tinsley of hypocrisy by failing to disclose key information to voters.

Tinsley said he did not disclose the Vermont charges because he believed they would be resolved before the election.
Information from: The News-Times,

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