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.
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.
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.”