PLYMOUTH — Nicole Campbell, 39, of Hanson, was arraigned after being summonsed to court Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The former Town of Hanson employee who worked as the administrative assistant to the Recreation Department from April 2013 until February 2017 was charged with one count each of larceny over $250, false report by a public employee, forgery of a document (public records) and uttering a false document.
A 17-page Hanson police report details allegations that Campbell stole $750 from a cash deposit for a Camp Kiwanee lodge rental in September 2016. She is also accused of falsifying turnover sheets to the Treasurer/Collector’s office as well as falsifying receipts in that case.
The police report details two other theft-related allegations against Campbell that prosecutors declined to pursue.
A 2016 town labor counsel report into Camp Kiwanee, where Campbell’s office was usually located, concluded that there was widespread mismanagement of the town-owned property. The report blamed both town employees and recreation board members, although not Campbell, for issues at the camp.
That investigation revealed at least $27,000 in lost revenue to the town in some 50 documented cases of undercharging or not charging for facility rentals. Campbell, town counsel’s report said, fully cooperated with the investigation, although it says she once used the lodge for free.
Campbell said to police, of her current situation, “I find this entire thing insane, because I turned these people in … [a]ll of a sudden, I’m the bad guy.”
Campbell could not be reached for comment as of press time.