Millerton resident charged with Boathouse larceny
LAKEVILLE — On Thursday, Sept. 1, Millerton resident Jane Murphy, 47, turned herself in to the Connecticut State Police at Troop B in North Canaan. A warrant for her arrest was obtained by detectives on Wednesday, Aug. 31.Murphy was charged with larceny in the first degree, a Class B felony. She is accused of embezzling from The Boathouse restaurant in Lakeville between August 2009 and August 2011, while she was employed as a bookkeeper there.The police would not confirm the exact amount stolen. In order for the case to qualify as larceny in the first degree, more than $20,000 had to be stolen. Murphy was arraigned at Bantam Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and the case was transferred to Litchfield Superior Court.The theft was discovered when the accounting firm Gazis & Associates conducted an audit of the business accounts associated with The Boathouse and discovered numerous accounting irregularities. The firm turned the information over to the State Police Western District Major Crime Squad for investigation.Murphy’s bail was set at $22,000. She is currently released from custody.Her first court appearance was scheduled for Sept. 13 at Litchfield Superior Court.The Boathouse has been operating since 2003 and is located on Main Street. The restaurant is owned by Peter Stefanopoulos, who began his restaurant career with the Four Brothers pizza chain.