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Ex-Village Treasurer Charged With $60K Theft
A former Village of Old Field treasurer has been accused of using nearly $60,000 in taxpayer funds to pay her personal bills over a four-year period ending last spring.
Andrea Brosnan pleaded not guilty Wednesday at Suffolk County court to grand larceny, falsifying business records, defrauding the government and official misconduct.
“Brosnan began taking money by making payments from the village account to pay her personal credit cards, utility bills and cell phone bills,” District Attorney Tom Spota said. “She falsified entries in the village ledger to make the entries appear to be legitimate.”
Prosecutors said there is also evidence that the 42-year-old Port Jefferson woman secured village gas card accounts to buy fuel for her own vehicle, cigarettes, food and beverages without authorization after she was appointed in January 2009, through March 2012.
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office referred the case to the district attorney after uncovering the alleged thefts during an audit, which his office said will be finalized in the coming weeks.
She had previously served as deputy village clerk since May of 2008.
Judge Paul Hensley released Brosnan without bail.