Randall Swartz, the Orleans man charged with killing his wife, has pleaded not guilty to mail fraud charges related to embezzlement from his former employer, the Agri-Mark Cabot cheese-making plant in Cabot.
Swartz, 58, was charged in the May 15 shooting death of his 54-year-old wife, Thea Swartz. Randall Swartz, who was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.
On Wednesday, he also denied federal mail fraud charges accusing him of defrauding Agri-Mark for more than 10 years while working as a maintenance manager for the plant.
He’s accused of buying hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of parts with company funds and using them to build machines sold in his side business selling maple syrup production equipment.