For Immediate Release
June 20, 2008
Jacqueline J. Rompre, Assistant Attorney General
New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte announces the indictment of Horace W. Seymour, III, age 50, of Litchfield, New Hampshire on two additional charges of class A felony theft. Seymour, who was elected Town Treasurer in 2005, was previously indicted in May on one count of Theft by Deception for stealing funds from the Town of Litchfield.
The additional theft indictments both charge Theft by Unauthorized Taking contrary to RSA 637:3. The first indictment alleges that between November 2005 and March 2008, Seymour purposely exercised unauthorized control over the property of the Town of Litchfield with a purpose to deprive the Town thereof. Specifically, the indictment charges Seymour with obtaining approximately $145,000 from checks issued to the Town of Litchfield and from the Town's bank accounts.
The second indictment alleges that between November 10, 2005 and March 31, 2006, Seymour purposely exercised unauthorized control over the property of Masstech, Inc. with a purpose to deprive the business thereof. Specifically, the indictment charges Seymour with obtaining approximately $2,497.35 from checks issued to Masstech, Inc. Seymour was an employee of Masstech, Inc. during the time referenced in the indictment.
The maximum sentence of imprisonment is fifteen years for a class A felony.
Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte said: "The Public Integrity Unit in my Office has and will continue to vigorously investigate and where warranted prosecute those public officials who allegedly engage in criminal activity, violating the trust placed in them by the voters."
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