Former Hantsport employee pleads not guilty to theft

By Carole Morris-Underhill TC Media

Published on April 25, 2014

WINDSOR - A former Town of Hantsport employee charged with stealing money from the municipal coffers has pleaded not guilty.

Kellie Lee Walsh, 39, of Hantsport, was not present in Windsor provincial court on April 25, however, her lawyer, Chris Manning, entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.

At the Hants County Courthouse, Manning requested trial by provincial court judge. Nov. 28, 2014 was selected.

Court documents state that Walsh is charged with theft in excess of $5,000. The alleged offence occurred between Aug. 1, 2012 and June 6, 2013.

In a previous interview, Hantsport CAO Rob Frost noted he could not comment on the case as it was before the courts but confirmed that Walsh was dismissed from an administrative assistant role with the town on June 6, 2013.

Walsh was present in Windsor court on March 25, 2014 when Judge Alan Tufts first read the charge. The matter was adjourned to April 8 for election and plea. On April 8, Walsh was not present, however, Manning was designated as her legal representative.