Bristol Police started investigating on June 11, when a representative of the Connecticut Tax Collectors Association
contacted them about suspicions that the treasurer, Debra Guerrette
, 55, of Bristol, misappropriated funds from the association accounts into her personal accounts without permission.
Guerrette served as revenue collector of Plainville and had been the treasurer of the state tax collectors' association since 2006.
Police analyzed the Connecticut Tax Collectors Association's
financial records and determined that Guerrette
misappropriated more than $50,000 into her personal account from 2008 through 2013, police said.