Karen Brisson Pleads Guilty to Embezzling fro Town of Weybridge
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Karen Brisson, 50, the former clerk for the Town of Weybridge, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Rutland to a charge of federal program embezzlement. Chief Judge Christina Reiss released Brisson on conditions pending sentencing, which is scheduled for July 18, 2013.
According to the charging information and court records, Brisson was the town clerk for Weybridge for about 27 years. As clerk, she was an authorized signer on the town checking accounts. Beginning no later than 2006 and continuing through late 2012, Brisson embezzled several hundred thousand dollars from the town, primarily be writing checks to herself and depositing the checks into personal accounts.
Brisson faces up to ten years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000 and full restitution for fall stolen funds. Her actual sentence will be determined with reference to federal sentencing guidelines.
This case was investigated by the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police.
Brisson is represented by Devin McLaughlin. The prosecutor is Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Waples.