Sharon Scanlon forgery case is being continued

A pre-trial hearing has been pushed back to early October in the case of former Shelton Assistant Finance Director Sharon A. Scanlon, who is accused of stealing $914,000 in city money over a decade.

Scanlon’s legal case had been scheduled for a pre-trial hearing in state Superior Court in Milford today, Aug. 28, but now has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Scanlon has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree larceny and 56 counts of first-degree forgery, all felonies.

Was in courthouse today

Scanlon was in the Milford courthouse today with her attorney, William Dow III, but no formal appearance was made before a judge. While in the courthouse, she appeared to be joined by two of her family members.

At slightly past noon, after briefly consulting in a hallway with Dow, Scanlon and those with her left the courthouse. Her pre-trial hearing originally was scheduled for 10 a.m. on today's court docket.

During a prior court appearance, Dow told a judge Scanlon was preparing to go to a jury trial. She has pleaded not guilty to first-degree larceny and 56 counts of first-degree forgery, all felonies.

Allegedly stole money for a decade

Scanlon, a 48-year-old Shelton resident, resigned her city position in August 2012 after the city alleged she had stolen funds. She turned herself in to State Police on Jan. 23 of this year. Her bond was $100,000.

State Police have said that Scanlon “drafted fraudulent checks from the Shelton City Hall and deposited those fraudulent checks into her personal checking account via ATM at selected locations, over a 10-year period.” Investigators allege that money was stolen until July 2012.

The city is seeking restitution by filing a lawsuit against Scanlon — who served in her city position for 17 years — and placing a lien against her Crescent Drive home.