Washington sheriff arraigned on fraud charges

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Washington County Sheriff Donald Edson is facing criminal fraud charges. Edson pleaded innocent today after he was arraigned in Vermont District Court in Barre.

The Attorney General’s office charges Edson improperly obtained money from the Lamoille and Washington County Sheriff’s Departments, and he allegedly tried to bill his department for work done on his personal vehicle.

Edson was released on a variety of conditions.
If convicted, Edson could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

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