MILFORD-The day of reckoning is this morning for the assistant Shelton finance director caught stealing nearly $500,000 in city funds.
Sharon Scanlon is looking at as much as seven years in state prison from Superior Court Judge John Ronan. However, under the terms of a plea bargain agreement, William F. Dow, III, Scanlon’s lawyer, can argue for as little as three years behind bars.
Scanlon pleaded nolo contendere or no contest to single charges of first degree larceny and first degree forgery in October. As a result of her no contest plea, that admission can’t be used in any civil suit brought by the city.
She served 17 years in the Shelton finance office. She has forfeited her retirement funds.