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August 02, 2010

Comptroller's audit finds former Town Supervisor's spouse misappropriated $378,000 of the Town’s funds by writing checks to the Supervisor and herself

Comptroller's audit finds former Town Supervisor's spouse misappropriated $378,000 of the Town’s funds by writing checks to the Supervisor and herself
Source: Office of the State Comptroller

According to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, the spouse of the former supervisor of the Town of Fairfield admitted to misappropriating $378,000 in town funds by using her husband's signature stamp on 347 checks that she made payable to herself and her husband.

The supervisor, who has since resigned, had hired his wife as deputy supervisor.

Following fieldwork by DiNapoli's auditors, the former supervisor's wife was indicted on 350 counts related to the lost money.

Auditors tracked the town's bank activity from 2004 to 2009.

The Comptroller’s report is posted on the Internet at: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/towns/2010/fairfield.pdf

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