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Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2011

STATE POLICE ARREST FORMER OXFORD TAX COLLECTOR

   On November 30, 2011, at approximately 10:20 a.m., Karen Guillet, D.O.B. 12/24/49, of 2 Douglas Drive, Oxford, turned herself into Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad Detectives at State Police Troop A in Southbury.

   Guillet was formerly the Tax Collector in the Town of Oxford before she resigned after allegations of theft surfaced in December 2009.  State Police received a complaint and Guillet became the subject of a two-year investigation into the larceny complaint believed to be in excess of a quarter of a million dollars from the Town of Oxford’s Tax Collector’s Office.  It is also alleged that Guillet was fabricating bank deposit slips and facilitating a complex check lapping scheme for many years.

   
Connecticut State Police initiated an extensive criminal investigation into the allegations. A forensic examination of the town records was conducted and State Police Detectives conducted numerous interviews and gathered physical evidence. 

   State Police Detectives provided all investigative information and evidence in an arrest warrant application that was submitted to Superior Court. An arrest warrant was issued by the court for the arrest of the accused.

ARRESTED:   GUILLET, Karen   DOB: 12/24/49
                  
2 Douglas Drive
                  
Oxford, Ct

CHARGES:   one (1) count of Larceny 1st Degree

                 six (6) counts of Forgery 1st Degree. 

   The accused Guillet was processed and released on a $100,000 cash only bond.  Guillet will be arraigned at GA# 5 in Derby on 12/12/11.

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Lt. J. Paul Vance