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Former Dracut town treasurer pleads not guilty to embezzlement
By Globe Staff
The former treasurer for the town of Dracut pleaded not guilty today to charges that he embezzled more than $60,000.
James Douksewicz, 57, is accused of stealing $64,000 from the Dracut Sewer Department from February 2004 to May 2005.
According to an indictment issued in December, Douksewicz collected cash for sewer bills. Authorities allege that Douksewicz would destroy the original receipt given to customer, create a new one for a lesser amount, and pocket the difference.
He appeared today in Middlesex Superior Court before Judge Wendie Gershengorn.
Douksewicz was released on personal recognizance and ordered to check in with probation once per week. He is scheduled to appear again in court on Feb. 1.