Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced that Chelsea Hoadley of Greensboro Bend, Vermont, a Tax Examiner with the Vermont Department of Taxes, was arraigned today in Washington County Criminal Court on four felony counts of embezzlement in violation of 13 V.S.A. § 2537, and on four felony counts of identity theft in violation of 13 V.S.A. § 2030(a). Ms. Hoadley, represented by attorney Maggie K. Vincent, Esq, entered a plea of not guilty. Superior Court Judge Mary Morrissey, presiding over the arraignment, set conditions of release and the matter has been scheduled for a status conference on February 19, 2019.
As a result of the charges, Ms. Hoadley faces a potential maximum period of incarceration of up to 52 years, or maximum fines of $24,000, or both.
The charge involves allegations of embezzlement and identity theft by Ms. Hoadley concerning her use of another person’s identifying information to cause payments from the State of Vermont to be issued to her personal bank account during the timeframe of, on or about, October 26, 2018 through December 4, 2018. The matter was investigated by detectives of the Vermont State Police.
The Attorney General’s Office reminds the public that a criminal charge contained in a charging document filed with the Court is merely a formal accusation of conduct, and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Last modified: January 17, 2019