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Former Brookfield School Finance Chief Faces New Charges

Art Colley Photo Credit: Brookfield Education Foundation
Gavel Photo Credit: File

BROOKFIELD, Conn. - In late September, former Brookfield schools finance chief Art Colley faced new larceny, conspiracy and forgery charges after Brookfield police finished their investigation.

According to the News Times , Colley, 58, turned himself i nto police and was released on a $30,000 bond Thursday, Sept. 24. Colley had been charged earlier this year with second-degree larceny and third-degree forgery. He was accused of receiving reimbursement for iPads that had never been purchased.

Police allege that Colley took more than $53,000 from school funds, the News Times reports.

Each of the larceny charges carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and each forgery charge carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Elizabeth Kerekes, Colley‘s former assistant, was also charged that same week with first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny, the News Times reports.

The arrests ended a months=long police investigation into both Colley and Kerekes, who worked together in the school business office. The investigation began after a forensic audit found $124,000 in questionable spending.

For the full story, go to the News Times article here .

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