Local ex-Conn. road boss charged with embezzlement
BROOKFIELD, Conn.—A former Redding highway superintendent has been charged with embezzlement after already being accused separately of taking money for work he never did.
The News Times of Danbury reports ( http://bit.ly/tCHO52) that Bruce Sanford is accused of ordering highway department employees to work on an antique truck he was restoring and using town money to maintain a lawn tractor he owned.
Sanford was previously accused of billing a New York City woman about $4,300 for tree-cutting and other maintenance work at her Redding home that he allegedly never did.
Sanford has pleaded not guilty to those charges. His lawyer accuses police of omitting information from the arrest warrant application that would have cast doubt on the allegations.
His lawyer was not available to comment on the most recent charges.
Sanford is due in court Dec. 8.
Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com