Marion Town Clerk Ray Pickles. (Photo credit: Jean Perry of The Wanderer)
MARION, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Marion’s sitting town clerk has been indicted for larceny.
Town Clerk Ray Pickles — along with Robert Tinkham, of Carver — was indicted for allegedly stealing money from the Carver, Marion, Wareham Regional Disposal District.
Pickles is accused of stealing over $610,000 during a period of six years. Tinkham is accused of stealing over $65,000.
Pickles holds the elected position of town clerk until 2020 in Marion. Following the first allegations of theft, he was removed from his position in the Refuse District in January 2018.
“The accusations constitute a staggering abuse of the public trust, and we are grateful to the Marion Police Department, the Inspector General’s Office, and Attorney General Maura Healey’s office for their diligence in bringing out the details of these alleged thefts,” Town Administrator Paul Dawson said in a statement.