Saturday, February 22, 2014

Maine woman indicted on embezzlement charges

Winslow woman has been indicted on charges of bilking two youth sports teams.
Wendi Willette, 41, had pleaded not guilty in November to charges of stealing more than $10,000 from the Winslow High School Wrestling Booster Club over nearly three years starting in 2010 while she served as treasurer.
The indictment filed on Friday also accuses her of embezzling from the China Girls Field Hockey Team in September. Willette said Saturday that she had no comment on the new charge.
Town officials released a statement in November saying Willette was no longer involved with the field hockey program, the Morning Sentinel reported ( ).
The district attorney for Kennebec and Somerset counties had said recently that Willette had not been indicted because prosecutors had been negotiating with her hoping she could pay back what they say was stolen.
Willette was convicted in 2003 and in 2004 of negotiating a worthless instrument, which typically is a crime of passing a bad check.

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