Ex-treasurer of gun club begins prison sentence

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The former treasurer of a gun club who was convicted of embezzling more than $32,000 has begun serving a six-month prison sentence.

The Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1zzbkUp ) that Roxanne Henderson of Groton faced up to a year in prison after agreeing in September to a deal in which she pleaded guilty to larceny.

The plea was made under the Alford Doctrine in which she disagrees with the prosecution’s version but admits evidence could convict her at trial.

New London Superior Court Judge Hillary Strackbein said she could not give Henderson a suspended sentence because she had not made any restitution to the Quaker Hill Gun Club.

Authorities say that between February and September 2012 Henderson wrote 48 checks to herself totaling $31,745 payable to her as well as a $600 check payable to cash.

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Information from: Norwich Bulletin, http://www.norwichbulletin.com

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