Municipal Government

Former Fire District Treasurer Arrested for Stealing Public Funds

September 29, 2014
By Stephanie West

Albany, NY – Former treasurer of Pulteney Fire District #2 in Steuben County. Lisa Stone, 44 of Hammondsport, was charged with grand larceny in the third degree (class D felony) and falsifying business records. The investigation was conducted by the New York State Comptroller.

Stone confessed to DiNapoli’s staff and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department that she wrote herself extra salary checks and made personal purchases using district funds.

“Local officials that abuse their position to steal taxpayer money will not get away with it,” said DiNapoli. “My office is working hard every day to expose public corruption at all levels of government and we continue to partner with law enforcement to bring these individuals to justice.”

Stone was arraigned in Bath Village Court and is due back in court on October 8. The Comptroller’s audit of the Pulteney Fire District #2 is ongoing.

September 29, 2014

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