Case against ex-Milton Moose bartender tossed

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MILTON - The former Milton Moose club bartender who last year was charged with embezzling funds from the club has had her case tossed out by the Strafford County Attorneys office.

Sara Scovill, 30, of Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H., was originally arrested by Milton Police on the embezzlement charges on Oct. 20, 2012. Police alleged she had stolen more than $1,500 from Milton Moose Lodge #1298.

Scovill was arraigned in Rochester District Court on Nov. 20, but failed to appear for her probable cause hearing on Dec. 10, which prompted a bench warrant for her arrest.

Subsequently she was picked up by police, bailed again on $10,000 personal recognizance and reissued another probable cause hearing for July 8, for which she also failed to appear.

Another bench warrant was issued for $1,000 cash bail, which was executed when Scovill was arrested on a shoplifting charge at the Rochester Walmart on Oct. 28.

After coming up with the bail money, Scovill was released; three days later the embezzling case was nol prossed by prosecutors, and the $1,000 bail money was returned to her, according to a Rochester District Court clerk.

In deciding not to prosecute the case, Strafford County District Attorney Andrea Mitrushi said on Wednesday it would’ve been a difficult case to prove, adding, “We had insufficient evidence (to proceed).”

Scovill still has a court date later this month in Rochester District Court on the willful concealment charge.

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