EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 7, 2013

Derry worker accused of stealing at transfer station

By Jo-Anne MacKenzie

---- — DERRY — A 12-year town employee has been charged with Class A felony theft for allegedly stealing money on the job.

Daniel Hagerty, 74, was arrested Monday after turning himself in on a warrant, police Capt. Vernon Thomas said.

Police started an investigation into possible employee theft at the transfer station June 27, Thomas said.

Public works supervisors and the IT department discovered apparent discrepancies in transfer station scale receipts. Detectives discovered a number of transactions, which occurred over several months, had been deleted from the transfer station’s daily receipts, Thomas said.

The money associated with the transactions was missing, too.

At the time, Hagerty was a town employee, assigned to operate the scales and take money at the transfer station.

Acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau said yesterday Hagerty is no longer a town employee. He confirmed Hagerty’s dates of employment as extending from March 19, 2001, to July 8 of this year. Budreau had no further comment.

The alleged theft was in excess of $1,500, thus the felony charge.

Hagerty was released on $2,500 personal recognizance.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge Aug. 22 in 10th Circuit Court in Derry.