The Valley Independent Sentinel is reporting today that its unnamed sources tell them a plea deal offered to former Oxford tax collector includes jail time, as well as Guillet having to pay some form of restitution.
The online only news organization reports that sources close to the criminal case won't say how much jail time the state has offered Guillet in a plea bargain offer, but that jail time is certainly part of the equation.
Guillet, 62, is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the tax office, where she served as the elected tax collector for 24 years.
She has been charged with six counts of first-degree forgery and one count of first-degree larceny following a two-year investigation by the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Squad, which accuses Guillet of stealing more than $240,000 from taxpayers.
State prosecutors have that she must respond to by her next court date on Tuesday, July 31, when she will appear at Milford Superior Court at 10 a.m.
The town has also filed a civil lawsuit, which is being held in abeyance until the criminal case is resolved, that says Guillet stole at least $670,000, although many believe it was more.
First Selectman George Temple, who is also an attorney, told the Sentinel that he knows the details of the plea bargain agreement but would not reveal them as he did not believe it was proper. He did say "it's not a slap on the wrist."
Oxford Patch could not immediately reach Temple for comment Friday morning. We will update the article if we hear back from him.