CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – The treasurer of Litchfield, who was charged with stealing more than $5,000 from the town on the eve of town elections, has resigned, although it was too late to take his name off the ballot.

Horace Seymour, who has been treasurer since 2005, was charged with theft by deception Monday. The attorney general’s office says he’s accused of submitting a fictitious invoice for the purchase and installation of security cameras at the town recreation building.

Seymour is free on $10,000 bond and is scheduled for arraignment on March 20.

He was running unopposed for treasurer.

The town planned to hold an emergency meeting on the situation Wednesday night.

AP-ES-03-11-08 1902EDT

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