Former La Kermesse Festival President Indicted on Charges of Theft

June 9, 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Leanne Robbin (207) 626-8581

Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced today that the York County Grand Jury returned a four count indictment today against Priscille Gagnon, age 70, of Biddeford, Maine. The indictment alleges that Gagnon committed theft and misuse of entrusted property from 2004 through 2010 with funds entrusted to her as president of the Biddeford Festival La Kermesse and as treasurer of the Western Oaks Condominium Association. The amount of the thefts is alleged to be in excess of $10,000 from each organization. The theft charges are Class B crimes punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The misuse of entrusted property charges are Class D crimes punishable by up to 364 days in jail.