Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Ex-cemetery chief charged with theft

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published October 04. 2012 7:00AM   Updated October 04. 2012 7:35AM

STAFFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say the former president of the Staffordville Cemetery Association stole $26,000 and overcharged grieving families for cemetery plots to feed a cocaine habit.

The Hartford Courant reports that Mitchell Muzio is charged with first-degree larceny. He has pleaded not guilty and has not yet hired a lawyer.

The newspaper says he did not respond to requests for comment.

Authorities say the 49-year-old Muzio resigned and returned bank records to the association when confronted about the alleged theft. He wrote to association members, apologized for taking the money, promised to repay it and said he could not afford to go to jail.

Police say he told a state trooper he believed some of the money he allegedly took fed a cocaine addiction.

News by Town

Most Recent Poll
Marijuana is now legal to take in Connecticut for medical reasons. Would you consider taking marijuana for a medical condition?
Yes, I will be accessing marijuana as soon as possible for a chronic condition.
11%
Yes, I don't need it now but I may in the future.
27%
No, I think other people should be able to take it but it's not for me.
9%
No, no one will convince me marijuana is ever medically necessary.
17%
It's hard to say. It would depend on the condition, my doctor's advice and whether or not other treatments were working.
22%
I expect to use marijuana whether I have a medical reason or not.
14%
Number of votes: 1446

No current items found