Former Williamstown ambulance workers indicted on larceny charges


WILLIAMSTOWN -- Two former longtime Village Ambulance Service employees are facing charges of allegedly embezzling from the company over several years.

Former General Manager Albert H. Miller, 59, and Cara J. Miller, 58, both of Williamstown, were indicted in Berkshire Superior Court on Thursday for allegedly illegal activity from 2006 to 2011.

Erwin Stuebner, president of the nonprofit ambulance company's board of directors, said on Friday the indictment comes after a two-year investigation involving the Berkshire District Attorney's Office and the Massachusetts State Police.

"They've done a very thorough job and it's very gratifying for us that this is finally coming to a conclusion," he said. "We're very confident the DA's office is going to resolve this to the best interest of the ambulance service."

The Millers, who are married, were dismissed from the ambulance service in late 2011, Stuebner said.

DA spokesman Fred Lantz confirmed the investigation involved the state police, but he declined further comment.

Efforts to reach the Millers on Friday were unsuccessful.

They are scheduled to return to court Feb. 12, when they will be arraigned on charges of larceny over $250. Cara J. Miller faces an additional charge of embezzlement.

Village Ambulance Service, a nonprofit organized in 1982, provides ambulance service for Williamstown, Hancock, New Ashford and daytime service for Pownal, Vt.

The service also provides mutual aid for North Adams and Adams. The company is overseen by a board of directors and has 43 employees, according to information from its website.

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