NORWALK (AP) - The former chairman of independent Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebelâ€™s campaign has appeared in court on a larceny charge.
The Hartford Courant reports that 31-year-old Kyle Lyddy, of Danbury, did not enter a plea Monday. Lyddy was charged with misappropriating $500,000 from the Norwalk marketing company where he worked.
Prosecutors say Lyddy used Match Marketing credit cards to pay for a cruise, hotel stays and other expenses.
He is free on bond. His lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.
Lyddy resigned as Griebelâ€™s campaign chairman before he was charged.
He had served until April as the head of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission, which was responsible for creating a memorial for students and teachers who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown.