September 20, 2020

Former police dispatcher gets 30 days in jail for theft

CARIBOU — A former Fort Kent police dispatcher and clerk who pleaded guilty to the theft of $11,259 in state fees has been sentenced to serve 30 days of an eight-month jail sentence.

Carlene Dumond, 39, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge on Aug. 22, 1990, which was reduced from felony theft. She was indicted in December 1989 after a lengthy investigation by the Attorney General’s Office into missing state fees.

Aroostook County Superior Court Judge Paul T. Pierson sentenced Dumond on Friday to eight months in the Aroostook County Jail with all but 30 days suspended. The jail sentence was stayed to May 10. She also was placed on probation for one year, and was ordered to pay restitution of $5,282 to the state.

Dumond was employed for 13 years by the Fort Kent Police Department. The missing money came from the sales of hunting and fishing licenses and stamps for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The indictment charged that Dumond stole the money between Jan. 1, 1984, and April 1, 1989. She had been suspended from her duties at the Fort Kent Police Department in mid-March 1989 when the investigation was initiated.

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