State revokes pension over embezzlement of $200,000

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State Attorney General George Jepsen says a former Waterbury library payroll manager who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 from the library will lose her pension.

The pension of Lynette James, who was employed from 1989 to 2014, was valued at about $13,000 a year.

Her pension contributions will be applied to any restitution order.

James pleaded guilty to larceny and faces 18 months in jail when she's sentenced in June. Her lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Prosecutors said she told police she took about $100 a day because she believed she was underpaid. Her base salary was about $29,000 a year.

State law authorizes reduction or revocation of the pensions of officials convicted of crimes related to state or municipal office.

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