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Brookline town worker charged with embezzlement

Police have charged an employee in Brookline’s engineering division with larceny by embezzlement for allegedly misappropriating public funds. Joshua Layne, an administrative assistant in the engineering division of Brookline’s Department of Public Works, will be arraigned Wednesday in Brookline District Court. Layne was arrested Monday on a charge of larceny by embezzlement. He has worked for the town for approximately eight years and has been placed on paid administrative leave pending results of a disciplinary hearing.

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