Ex-Tewksbury town employee to repay townAP , Associated Press
Nov. 7, 2013 8:35 AM ET
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The former business manager of Tewksbury's recreation department has agreed to repay nearly $52,000 she pleaded guilty to stealing from the department to support her drug addiction.
A lawyer for Lauren Bibo Morris said in court Wednesday his client would pay nearly $15,000 from her retirement fund, then pay $300 a month from her waitressing job.
The Sun (http://bit.ly/1b9kKeH ) reports that Morris pleaded guilty in August to larceny over $250 and placed on probation for three years.
Authorities say she stole the money between 2009 and 2010 to support her Oxycontin addiction.
In a separate case, her former boss, Roy Patterson, admitted to sufficient facts to larceny under $250 and violation of conflict-of-interest laws by a municipal employee for allegedly taking money from the department and improperly hiring his son.
Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com