Former Potsdam Town Court Clerk Accused Of Stealing $117K
It was an emotional and teary-eyed Mary Jo Guyette who entered Pierrepont Court wearing sunglasses to answer to charges she stole more than $117,000 from Potsdam Town Court where she once worked as a court clerk.
"I am dismayed by the flagrant manner in which this local official abused her position," said State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a prepared statement. "Town officials deserve credit for bringing their concerns about the justice court's finances to my office. My auditors and investigators did a tremendous job uncovering the extent of this theft, and District Attorney Rain and the New York State Police took every step to ensure this individual was held accountable."
Friday, July 25, 2014, Watertown, NY
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