Attorneys representing one of the lunch ladies accused of stealing nearly $500,000 in cash from New Canaan school cafeterias entered a not guilty plea Tuesday. Marie Wilson appeared in state Superior Court in Stamford before Judge John Blawie. Her sister, Joanne Pascarelli, who also had been arrested by New Canaan Police in August and already pleaded not guilty to a first-degree larceny charge, was in the courtroom. Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Valdes said during the hearing that Wilson’s attorney, Christine Landis of The Law Offices of Mark Sherman Law, had just been given a “CD with bank records retrieved by police, subject to search warrants, and she needs time to review them.”
Wilson’s case was continued to Jan. 11.
A Wilton resident, she had been employed as the assistant food director at New Canaan High School.