Kenneth Michelson is accused of stealing Plainville town building materials and a computer and forging invoices.
Plainville police have arrested the former superintendent of the local sewer system, who is accused of taking building materials bought with town funds for his personal use, among additional allegations.
Thirty-seven charges have been filed against Kenneth Michelson, 53, of Waterbury, the former superintendent of Water Pollution Control, after what police called a lengthy investigation by the Plainville Police Department, the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Over a two-year span while employed by Plainville, Michelson also stole a town-owned computer and later attempted to hide and destroy some of the incriminating evidence, according to police, forged invoices and procured town funds for personal use.
Michelson is also accused of filing several false Nutrient Analysis Reports to the DEEP in 2010 and 2011.
Once he realized a police investigation was underway, Michelson also improperly communicated with potential witnesses to influence what they would tell investigators, according to police.
Michelson turned himself in at the Plainville Police Department after learning that an arrest warrant had been issued.
He was processed and posted a $100,000 dollar surety bond and is due in Superior Court in Bristol on Oct. 15.
Police said they are still investigated.