Former Ashburnham Library Director Arraigned

April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-638-7236

WORCESTER — The former director of the Stevens Memorial Library in Ashburnham was arraigned today in Worcester Superior Court on charges of stealing more than $50,000 from the library, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Cheryl Paul-Bradley, 54, of Troy N.H., was charged with two counts of forgery, two counts of uttering and three counts of fraud or embezzlement by a municipal official. She pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on personal recognizance. Judge Daniel M. Wrenn told the defendant that she is to have no contact with victims or witnesses in the case.

The case was continued to May 25 for a pre-trial conference.

She was secretly indicted last month by a Worcester County grand jury as the result of a joint investigation by the Office of the Inspector General and State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office.

The thefts are alleged to have occurred between March 2010 and July 2014. She resigned as library director on July 17, 2014.