Shelton City Hall Worker Stole City Funds for 10 Years: Cops

Sharon Scanlon wrote herself checks from the city's account, according to police.

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    A Shelton City Hall worker was arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing city funds for 10 years.

    Sharon Scanlon, 48, of Shelton, turned herself in to State Police around 1:30 p.m. She is employed as an assistant finance director for Shelton.

    According to police, Scanlon wrote checks to herself from the Shelton City Hall account and then deposited the checks into her personal checking account using ATMs at several locations. Scanlon drafted the fraudulent checks for more than 10 years, police said.

    The total amount Scanlon is accused of stealing was not released.

    Scanlon is charged with larceny and 56 counts of forgery. She was released on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 5.

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