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Bellavance pleads guilty to Hardwick Electric embezzling

Joyce Bellavance Joyce Bellavance

Hardwick, Vermont - August 31, 2011

The former office manager of the Hardwick Electric Department has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges.

Joyce Bellavance stole more than $1.5 million from the company over a 10-year period.

The Burlington Free Press says the 58-year-old has also agreed to give up her home in Hardwick, a condo in Boston, and other holdings.

Prosecutors will recommend Bellavance spend 3.5 years behind bars as part of the plea deal.


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