DALTON, N.H. (AP) - A town clerk in New Hampshire has been found not guilty of theft for allegedly stealing $100 from the town's daily cash receipts.
Sandy York broke down in tears and supporters erupted in applause when a judge announced his verdict Monday.
WMUR-TV reported that video footage caught York putting a $100 bill in her purse, but her attorney said she took the bill to the bank to make change for smaller bills, something she routinely did. The deputy town clerk testified that all the town money was accounted for when she counted it the next day.
York has been the town clerk for more than 30 years and was recently re-elected to her post, but she was put on leave pending the outcome of the case.
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