Former Oxford tax collector’s court case continued

MILFORD — The case of Karen Guillet, Oxford’s former tax collector who is facing larceny and forgery charges, has been continued to May 31.

“We are still in negotiations,”  Dominic Thomas, her attorney, said following the brief court appearance before Judge Richard Arnold.

“We are having productive discussions,” he added.

Thomas said he has been able to go over the volumes of documents provided by the State’s Attorney’s Office, which was one reason he asked for a prior continuance in the case.

Guillet, who was arrested in November, is charged with one count of first-degree larceny and six counts of first-degree forgery.

She was present in the courtroom Wednesday and declined comment following the proceedings.

Guillet, of Douglas Drive in Oxford, resigned after allegations of theft surfaced in December 2009.

A three-member committee appointed by then-First Selectman Mary Ann Drayton-Rogers found that $671,768 appeared to have been taken by Guillet between July 2003 and December 2009.; 203-330-6496;

Anne Amato