A former computer technician with the New Milford Board of Education was granted accelerated rehabilitation March 1 on a larceny charge.

Eleanore D'Angelo, 74, of Ironworks Hill Road in Brookfield was facing a third-degree larceny charge when she appeared last Friday in Bantam Superior Court.

The charge stemmed from $12,871 allegedly taken by Mrs. D'Angelo from the New Milford Secretarial Union (NMESA) checking account while she was union treasurer, according to court documents.

The absence of the funds was discovered when Mrs. D'Angelo handed over treasury records in June 2012 to the current treasurer for the union, court documents state.

Subsequent investigation by New Milford police found a total of $7,871.55 remained outstanding in the account. It was believed Mrs. D'Angelo had reimbursed a total of $5,000 back to the account in July 2011 and June 2012, court documents state.

Mrs. D'Angelo was union treasurer from June 2008 to June 2012.

She was arrested Jan. 30, 2013.

Mrs. D'Angelo had left her position with the New Milford school district Feb. 5, according to Superintendent of Schools JeanAnn Paddyfote.

There is a pending grievance against Mrs. D'Angelo to come March 14 before the Board of Education.

-- Susan Tuz