Carver town employee resigns after stealing food from senior center

CARVER, MA (WHDH) - A town employee in Carver is now off the job and facing charges after police said he stole large amounts of food from senior center Council On Aging.

David Lavoie, 59, was a site manager and chef for the town, often responsible for cooking meals at a senior center. Police said workers at the Council On Aging grew suspicious when they saw a prime rib was ordered by Lavoie and never served.

“The prime rib is what started the investigation,” said Carver Police Chief Marc Duphily. “The prime rib was ordered and never served and it wasn’t there.”

The Council On Aging took a closer look at what Lavoie was ordering with taxpayer money and found that buffalo chicken wings had also been ordered.

“Very suspicious item too because it’s not something they serve to elderly clients,” said Duphily.

Police said surveillance video showed Lavoie using his key after hours at the senior center. Surveillance video also allegedly caught his girlfriend Tracey Archer and her daughter Kimberly Parkman loading food from the Council On Aging and the town’s food pantry into their car.

Lavoie, who worked for the town for the past six years, was put on administrative leave and later resigned. Co-workers from the Council On Aging said they are shocked that he would be accused of doing this.

All three suspects were arraigned on larceny and conspiracy charges.

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