Ex-Coventry clerk admits destroying record of town finances

Cynthia Diaz

Cynthia Diaz told a judge that she destroyed a thumb drive after she was ousted from her jobs with the town in June.



Cats and chaos: How a town clerk allegedly stole $1M plus from Coventry

Scott Morley

State and local prosecutors dropped the ball, as Cynthia Diaz allegedly embezzled unabated. Even now, charges have yet to be brought.



Judge orders release of funds to Coventry

Cynthia Diaz

Cynthia Diaz, the former town clerk, had deposited the money in a personal account.



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

Cynthia Diaz

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

Cynthia Diaz

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

Cynthia Diaz

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

Mike Marcotte

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.





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

Cynthia Diaz

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

Cynthia Diaz

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

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.