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Former custodian pays town $24,976 to dismiss larceny case

April 17, 2009
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MARSHFIELD, MA — After being fired over a year ago for two counts of larceny, the former Marshfield High School head custodian has agreed to pay $24,976 in restitutions to the town, according to the Patriot Ledger.
Wayne Bearce entered a plea that allows him to assert his innocence while acknowledging that there is enough evidence for a jury to convict him, ultimately dismissing the case, the story stated.
Bearce had put in for overtime that he never worked and ordered power tools, landscaping equipment and supplies that never made it to the school, the story noted.
Police Captain Phil Tavares said: "It’s outrageous that Mr. Bearce has not been held fully culpable for the years of stealing from the town of Marshfield’s taxpayers and several youth organizations. We would have welcomed and preferred a trial that would have forced Wayne Bearce to face the full extent of his wrongdoing."
Bearce agreed to pay more than the commonwealth requested to put the matter to rest, the story added.
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