Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputies have charged 49-year-old Candace Giberson, of Mars Hill, with theft by unauthorized taking – a Class B felony. Giberson is accused of stealing more than $26,000 from the Big 13 ATV Club, based in Mars Hill over a four year period. Giberson, who served as treasurer of the club, is accused of committing the thefts between 2010 and August of this year. Deputies arrested Giberson on Thursday and she was released on $5,000 unsecured bail. Her initial appearance in Aroostook County Superior Court is set for November 19.
The investigation began in late August when the club president noticed irregularities and notified authorities. Sheriff’s detectives began a criminal investigation which resulted in yesterday’s arrest. Unfortunately, none of the stolen funds have been recovered. The Aroostook County District Attorney’s Office is handling the prosecution of the case.