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Two longtime employees of the Guilford-Madison Transfer Station have been arrested on second degree larceny charges. Frank Cole, 56, of 185 Middle Road, Guilford, and Philip Hunt, 41, of 1011 Route 80, Guilford, have allegedly been pocketing cash from Guilford and Madison residents using the Transfer Station.
In a joint press conference this morning, Guilford First Selectman Joseph Mazza said the Guilford Police Department’s investigation began at least six months ago when he received a tip from “a reliable source.”
Cole, a 17-year employee, was foreman at the Transfer Station. He was released on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on Tuesday, May 7. Hunt is a 15-year employee. He was held on a $50,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned later today in New Haven.
Mazza said the investigation is continuing. Madison First Selectman Fillmore McPherson thanked Mazza and the Guilford Police Department for their work in this investigation.
“It’s very troubling when public employees violate that public trust. We stand behind Guilford’s officials as they continue their investigation,” McPherson said. “Guilford and Madison have shared this regional transfer station for decades. This is a small bump in the road.”