Coventry

Coventry sees ex-official ‘putting her finger in your eye’ with new bank account

Selectboard members say they’ve learned from a bank that Cynthia Diaz opened an account and deposited three checks that represent proceeds from a tax sale.

Pattern of money woes in Coventry hit school district, too

Teachers were not paid on time and the IRS froze the Coventry Village school’s assets. Cynthia Diaz, who is accused of stealing $1M from the town of Coventry, was the school’s bookkeeper at the time.

State investigated Coventry town clerk over missing DMV money

Two state agencies investigated allegations that Cynthia Diaz stole money from people who gave her cash to register snowmobiles.

Town officials outraged that former Coventry attorney handed over tax sale money to Diaz

Several properties were sold last year to pay for back taxes owed to the town. Officials say former town clerk Cynthia Diaz, who is under investigation for embezzling $1.4 million from taxpayers, now has the money.

Coventry forces out town clerk

Cynthia Diaz is suing the town selectboard for violating open meeting laws.

The Deeper Dig: Coventry’s missing money

About $1.4 million may be missing from the town’s bank accounts. And the town’s longtime treasurer may be about to lose her job.

Coventry town clerk firing decision to be made Friday

State law will automatically disqualify Cynthia Diaz as clerk and treasurer if she does not find a $2.5 million bond for an insurance policy.

Vermont League of Cities and Towns pays out $500,000 for Coventry insurance claim

Town Clerk Cynthia Diaz has been accused of embezzling $1.4 million from the town, but she remains in office. If she can’t obtain bonding for a new insurance policy she’ll be forced out.

Tiny Northeast Kingdom town missing nearly $1 million

Coventry, which is missing $870,000 in taxes, has placed an insurance claim with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. That figure doesn’t include other fees the town clerk is required to collect. Up to $1.4 million could be unaccounted for.

Tide of local support turns on embattled Coventry official

Cynthia Diaz has been re-elected for years despite criminal probes and reports of missing money. Now voters have decided her job as delinquent tax collector should be an appointed one.

Suspicion in a small town: Coventry looks for its missing money

The Selectboard is suing the woman who is town clerk, treasurer and delinquent tax collector after auditors estimated $150,000 is missing. She calls it “a smear campaign.”

New CREBs Boost for Washington Electric Coop’s Landfill Gas Plant

News Release — Washington Electric Coop November 28, 2016 Contact: Patty Richards 802-223-5245 The 10,900 members of Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC), based in East Montpelier, Vermont, will produce even more green power from their investment in a landfill gas fueled facility located at the Coventry landfill—the state’s largest—thanks in part to $1.7 million in New […]