Town Still Going After Repayment from Former Tax Collector

Oxford officials meet behind closed doors to discuss ways to go about getting repaid by Karen Guillet.


Oxford officials are investigating ways in which they can attempt to recoup money from former tax collector Karen Guillet, who is imprisoned after stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the town.

An ad hoc committee of local officials met behind closed doors in executive session Thursday to plot a "deposition strategy" in the town's civil lawsuit against Guillet, in which it hopes to obtain $671,768, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel.

Oxford First Selectman George Temple told the Sentinel that the town is going to vigorously pursue the repayment.

“I’m going to get every penny that’s coming to the town of Oxford that I possibly can,” he reportedly said. “I want to know what assets are out there and where this money went.”

However, recouping that money might be difficult as Guillet's attorney, Dominick Thomas, told the Senintel she has nothing left to give besides what she already has, which is about $41,000. The state has revoked Guillet's pension. 

owned by Guillet, whose 1,652-square-foot saltbox-style Colonial is assessed at $217,000, which is 70 percent of the fair market value of the property.

Read the full story about Thursday's meeting on the Sentinel's website here

Joe Blow January 11, 2013 at 02:23 PM
The time will never see a dime. It has all been stashed away safely by her family and I'm sure the house has been mortgaged to the hilt to pay attorney fees. I commend Mr. Temple for attempting to get money but it will only be a break even at best after attorney fees are paid.
OxfordCitizen January 11, 2013 at 03:36 PM
I'm afraid you may be right Joe..... no early probation then....
Barney January 11, 2013 at 08:14 PM
someone might want to check but I understand a significant offer was made by her attorney to settle the lawsuit but that was rejected by Temple. Now the town will incur large legal fees trying to collect was is not there.
someone who is human April 12, 2013 at 01:58 PM
boy i hope joe blow no skeletons come out of your closet during or after your lifespan!!!!!!!!!! nobody is perfect !!!!!!!!!! as i am sure your not she did something wrong we all hav obviously you have no compasssion !!!!!!!! I am sure she is not proud of what she did and knowing Karen personally for many years i am sure she regrets it!!!!! Be a human and think about your comments and i am sure this will be something she regrets for the rest of her life !!!!! With in regards to her family " stashin money away " that is totally absurd and you have no clue !!!!!!! get one please cause one day you may need compassion from someone and i pray you dont get any from no one !!!!!!!! Then maybe you will become human !!!!!!! signed.............. someone who is human !!!!!!!!


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