DOVER-FOXCROFT — The former town manager of Milo faces sentencing after admitting to stealing $45,000 from a Kiwanis club where he was treasurer.

Jeff Gahagan pleaded guilty to theft Tuesday in Piscataquis County Superior Court. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 25.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Roberts said Gahagan stole the money from 2007 until spring of this year. He said Gahagan spent much of the money for family purposes, but also spent $16,000 at the Hollywood Slots casino in Bangor.

The Bangor Daily News reported that Gahagan has repaid the money and that his sentence will be capped at nine months.

Gahagan resigned as town manager in April during the investigation into the missing funds.

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