February 20, 2018

Ex-Enfield official indicted for fraud

The former head of Enfield's economic development agency is accused of embezzling more than $95,000 in federal funds, Enfield police and federal prosecutors say.

Darrin LaMore, 47, of Enfield, was charged Friday in a federal indictment, accusing the former executive director of the Enfield Community Development Corp. (ECDC) with stealing from the agency.

Lamore is free on $25,000 bond on a charge that carries a maximum 10-year prison term.

According to investigators, from June 2012 to Oct. 2015 LaMore conspired with a town employee to falsify invoices and divert funds meant to redevelop Enfield's Thompsonville neighborhood, and then apply them to LaMore's salary. Through the scheme, LaMore stole more than $95,000 from the ECDC, they said.

Investigators said their probe is ongoing and overseen by the Connecticut Public Corruption Task Force, which includes Enfield police, the FBI, IRS and the U.S Postal Service.


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