The former treasurer of the Cape Cod Kennel Club has been sentenced to 6 months in the Barnstable House of Correction. Last Thursday, 43-year-old Cynthia Savoia pleaded guilty to falsifying entries into books (MA General Laws: Chapter 266, Section 67) and larceny pursuant to a single scheme (MA General Laws: Chapter 266, Section 30), according to Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Bright of the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office.
Judge Gary Nickerson sentenced Savoia to one year on the falsifying entries count and two years to the larceny count with 6 months to serve concurrently on each in the Barnstable House of Correction. Upon release, Savoia will have 10 years probation.
During her 10 year probation, Savoia is to have no contact with the victims, ADA Bright said. She must also pay restitution in the amount of $62,199.40. The judge ordered that $15,000 be paid within ten days of the July 24 court date.
She has been ordered to surrender herself and begin her sentence on Friday, August 8, 2014, according to ADA Bright.
Savoia had served on the board of the Sandwich-based canine club since 2008. The Cape Cod Kennel Club is an all-breed, AKC-member club. The Cape Cod Kennel Club, along with the South Shore Kennel Club, holds the Cranberry Cluster Dog Show each September at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in Falmouth.