TROY The former Troy town treasurer was arrested Wednesday on charges that she stole at least $19,813 from the town office.

Kathy Mattingly, 56, of Troy, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, according to a Waldo County Sheriff’s Office news release. 

The exact amount of money missing has not been determined, but a town audit indicated it’s at least $19,813.

Mattingly was the town treasurer from January 2012 until March 2013.

Mattingly has been cooperating with investigators, according to the release. The investigation, led by Detective Gerry Lincoln, will continue in the coming weeks.

The class B charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines, according to Deputy District Attorney Eric Walker.

Walker said Mattingly met with the detective around 11 a.m. Wednesday at the sheriff’s office and was arrested after that meeting. She posted a $10,000 unsecured bail Wednesday.

Mattingly is scheduled to make an initial court appearance July 25.

At the annual Town Meeting in March, voters approved $2,000 to hire former Town Clerk Sharon Moody to return to the Town Office temporarily as an assistant for Mattingly.

Troy has a population of 963, according to the state website.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252
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