Vt. assistant judge charged with larceny

Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 2:47 PM EST
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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (WCAX) - A Vermont assistant judge faces charges of padding her time sheet to the tune of over $8,500.

The Vermont State Police say they were notified last summer by the Windham County Treasurer’s Office and the Vermont Judiciary regarding Assistant Judge Patricia Wells Duff and the hours she reported working. They say it was determined that between January and June of 2022, Duff was paid $8,518.40 under false pretenses by claiming 352 hours worked when she was not working.

The 60-year-old side judge is due in court on February 28 to answer to charges of false pretense and grand larceny.