Dutchess County Town Clerk Stole Over $27,000 From Town
A town clerk from Dutchess County admitted she stole over $27,000 from the town.
On Tuesday, Pleasant Valley Town Clerk Margaret Hart pleaded guilty to grand larceny, a felony.
Hart admitted that over a four-year period, 2012-2016, she stole over $27,000 from funds collected by the Town Clerk's office for various fees. Fees included money for refuse tickets, marriage licenses, hunting licenses and property taxes, officials say.
According to a press release, Hart was previously told if she pleaded guilty, resigned from her position and made a full restitution, she would be sentenced to five years probation.
Westchester County Court Judge George Fufidio, sitting as an acting Dutchess County judge, said if the conditions are fulfilled, he will sentence Hart to a three-year conditional discharge with the condition she performs 300 hours of community service at the Pleasant Valley Food Pantry.
- Snake Hangs From Doorknob at Hudson Valley Home (PHOTOS)
- Police: Hudson Valley Father And Son Sexually Abused Children
- Search For Missing Hudson Valley Brothers Called Off
- Dutchess County Town Clerk Stole Over $27,000 From Town
- Hudson Valley Teacher To Compete in Hit Reality TV Show
- Hudson Valley Man Attacked By Cougar, Friend Killed
- Baby Hit and Killed by Father in Hudson Valley on Memorial Day
- Man Falls to Death During Difficult Hike Near Hudson Valley