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Former Marion Court Clerk stole nearly $60K in fees, fines, and surcharges

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Former Marion Town Court Clerk Eileen Steurrys was arrested for allegedly stealing $59,293 in court fines, fees and surcharges, according to a statement from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Wayne County District Attorney Calarco, and New York State Police.

The crimes were discovered during an audit of the Town of Marion Court Fund, revealing that court fees were not always being deposited.

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During the subsequent investigation, Steurrys was found to have stolen the money between 2016 and 2021, before altering court records and creating fake receipts to cover up her crimes.

Steurrys admitted to the thefts and record tampering when questioned by investigators and retired shortly after learning of the impending audit.

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On Wednesday, Steurrys was charged with grand larceny, corrupting the government, tampering with public records and official misconduct.

She was arraigned in Wayne County’s Court Arraignment Procedure and is due back in court on March 22.