NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s former assistant town clerk was charged with theft Wednesday, according to police reports.
Debbie Troy was fired in June after allegations arose that she had misappropriated money from the city through her position. Police had been investigating the incident since its discovery but did not filed criminal charges against Troy until Tuesday, police said.
Norwalk Police investigators found that Troy had taken more than $3,000 over a period of time starting as early as 2010, Lt. Paul Resnick said in a press release Wednesday.
The 11-month investigation into the theft was conducted by Detective Bill Maloney and CPA Stephen Pedneault, police said. It began when Town Clerk Rick McQuaid noticed “inconsistencies” in the office’s records, according to previous reports.
Troy, 42, of Catalpa Street turned herself in after learning of a warrant for her arrest Wednesday. She was charged with first-degree larceny, a felony charge that covers large-scale thefts and “defrauding a public community,” according to Connecticut state statutes.
Troy was released on a written promise to appear Wednesday. She is due in court Nov. 8.