HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A former Waterbury library payroll manager will lose her pension. That’s according to State Attorney General George Jepsen. Lynette James pleaded guilty to embezzling over $200,000 from the library. Her pension is valued at about $13,000 per year. That money will now go toward repaying what she stole.
James worked at the library from 1989 to 2014. Prosecutors say she took about $100 each day because she thought she was underpaid. Her salary was $29,000 per year. James could spend 18 months in jail. She’ll be sentenced in June.