Former Sullivan County Humane Society treasurer pleads guilty to embezzlement
In a negotiated plea deal Danyle M. Morse, 38, of Woonsocket Avenue, Claremont, was sentenced to serve six months in the Sullivan County House of Corrections in Unity and is to pay $620 in fines and fees. As part of the negotiated plea, Morse also brought a $7,200 bank check to court on Wednesday as restitution, Assistant County Attorney David Park said Friday.
“She pled guilty to taking the funds and diverting them for her own use whatever that would have been,” Park said.
The Sullivan County Humane Society had been inactive for many years when Cheryl Bromley stepped in as president in 2011. Around the same time Morse became a board member. In August of 2012 the Humane Society reopened a shelter for cats and Morse became the treasurer of the shelter.
Park said Morse also received three years of probation, and was ordered to have no contact direct or indirect with Bromley.