Former Oxford tax collector Karen Guillet spoke to WTNH News 8 on Wednesday when the ABC affiliate interviewed her for a story about a recently released delinquent tax list that shows more than $10 million is owed to the town.
Several people have complained, saying they actually paid but Guillet did not credit their accounts. Police say she didn't credit accounts so she could steal money from the town.
On Wednesday, WTNH went to Guillet's home at 2 Douglas Drive, and Guillet said she was sorry but had no other comment. It is believed to be the first time she said anything to a reporter since she was first accused of stealing from the town.
Guillet, 61, resigned amid allegations that she stole money, was recently charged with seven felonies following a two-year investigation. The most serious charge she faces, first-degree larceny, is a Class B felony punishable by between 1 and 20 years in prison or up to a $15,000 fine. She was also charged with six counts of first-degree forgery, a Class C felony punishable by between 1 and 10 years in prison or up to a $10,000 fine. She is currently free after posting 10 percent of a $100,000 bond.
The town has also filed a civil lawsuit against Guillet in which Oxford looks to recoup the money that is alleged to be stolen. That suit is pending.