Former Chaplin Tax Collector Stole $6K From Town: Cops

The former tax collector for the town of Chaplin is facing charges after police say she stole about $6,000 from the town.

Lynn Sembor, 58, of East Windsor, has been charged with first-degree larceny. Police said they began investigating after receiving a complaint Sept. 14 reporting a former town worker had embezzled money.

Town officials told police they suspected fraudulent activity with tax transactions and documents Sembor was collecting, police said. A town audit revealed discrepancies with the tax records and how the tax payments were being documented.

When police questioned Sembor, she confessed to taking money from the tax payments that had been made in cash, then replacing it with other tax payments as they came in, according to police.

Sembor turned herself in to police at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Bond was set at $10,000 non-surety bond. Sembor is due in court on June 3.

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