Brattleboro judge facing charges

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BRATTLEBORO — A 60-year-old woman from Brattleboro is facing charges following an investigation that began last year.

In July of 2022, the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations was notified by members of the Windham County Treasurer’s Office and the Vermont Judiciary regarding Assistant Judge Patricia Duff and the hours she reported working.

Police say the investigation centered around the number of hours Duff claimed to have worked at court hearings.

Based on information provided and additional investigative steps taken, it was found that between January and June 2022, Duff was paid $8,518.40 under false pretenses.

Police say she reported 352 hours worked when she was not working.

On Thursday evening, troopers issued a citation to Duff on charges of false pretense and grand larceny.

Duff is due to appear in court in Brattleboro on February 28.

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