State Marshal Charged with Larceny, Ethics Violation
The Office of the Chief State’s Attorney announced today the arrest of an Oxford resident and former Connecticut State Marshal for allegedly using his position to provide monetary collection services to six complainants and keeping some or all of the money collected for his own financial gain in the amount of $12,331.34.
Peter E. Karpovich, age 79, Chestnut Tree Hill Road Extension, Oxford, was arrested and charged with one count of Larceny in the Second Degree, and ethics code violation, prohibited activities. Larceny in the Second Degree is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment. Ethics code violation, prohibited acts, is a Class D felony, and punishable by up to five years' imprisonment.
Karpovich was arrested July 21, 2021, by Connecticut State Police troopers, Troop A, Southbury, and processed by Inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. Karpovich is being held on a $15,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned in New Britain Superior Court on July 22, 2021. The case was investigated by and will be prosecuted by the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.
The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.