The town of Kingfield’s road commissioner is accused of stealing tractor parts and diesel fuel from the town for personal use.

Bruce White, 52, of Kingfield, was summoned Monday by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on a class C charge of theft by unauthorized taking, according to a news release from Sheriff Scott Nichols. White is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment on Nov. 29.

After a nearly two-month investigation by the sheriff’s office into a complaint from Kingfield town officials about possible theft, authorities learned that White allegedly had taken $1,136 in diesel fuel and improperly acquired tractor parts from the town.

On Aug. 26, the sheriff’s office received a complaint from Kingfield town officials about possible ongoing theft conducted by a town employee.

Franklin County detective Kenneth Charles investigated, interviewing vendors who supplied the town with the tractor parts.

White allegedly stole an average of 10 to 15 gallons a week of diesel fuel and more than $700 worth of tractor parts for his personal tractor, which was the same make as the town’s tractor.

White was “forthcoming, cooperative and apologetic regarding his behavior,” according to the sheriff’s office release.

Town Administrative Assistant Leanna Targett on Tuesday could not say how long White had worked for Kingfield as road commissioner, but she said he is on administrative leave.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate


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