Buonomo indicted

On September 30, 2008, in Uncategorized, by The News Staff


The former Middlesex County Register of Probate was indicted today for allegedly stealing from government copy machines.

John R. Buonomo, 56, of Newton, was indicted on charges of breaking and entering into a depository with intent to commit a larceny, theft of public property by a county officer, and larceny under $250. An arraignment date has not yet been set.

On August 6, Buonomo was arrested by State Police for allegedly stealing cash and coins from copy and money machines at the Office of the Register of Deeds.

Prosecutors said video surveillance cameras captured Buonomo stealing cash in June, July, and August. The Register of Deeds office is located in the same building as the Register of Probate office. Buonomo resigned from his position as Register of Probate on September 7. The investigation began in June. The Registry of Deeds had noticed monthly shortages in receipts received from their copy machines estimated to be as much as thousands of dollars over a period of months, prosecutors said.

After his arrest, Buonomo was arraigned in Cambridge District Court on August 7 where he pleaded not guilty and was released on personal recognizance.

The investigation into Buonomo is ongoing, according to a release from the district attorney’s office.


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