EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

New Hampshire

December 4, 2013

Former finance director charged with embezzlement

Gallant charged with embezzling $20,000

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Gray said it’s particularly troubling that this happened with the finance department.

“The finance department covers almost everything,” he said. “When it happens, it smacks of bad things going on in town. But because they have happened, we’ve taken corrective action.”

Since Gallant was fired, Coppola and Associates has handled the town’s finances. Fitzgerald said he expects the firm to continue that for at least the next few months.

Gallant was charged with Class A felony theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. She was released on $50,000 personal recognizance.

Savage said it’s possible that additional charges could be coming against Gallant.

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