Cynthia Diaz

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.

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.”