A former Town of Marion court clerk, Eileen Steurrys, has been handed a six-month jail sentence for pilfering more than $55,000 in court funds. The announcement came Wednesday from State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Wayne County District Attorney Michael Calarco, and the New York State Police.
The misappropriations by Steurrys first came to light following an audit by DiNapoli’s office of the Town of Marion Court Fund. Subsequent joint investigations involving DiNapoli’s office, DA Calarco’s office, and State Police revealed that Steurrys had, over a five-year span from 2016 to 2021, redirected $59,293 of court fees to her personal use. She then tried covering her tracks by manipulating court records and fabricating receipts. On August 16, Steurrys confessed to charges including second-degree grand larceny and first-degree record tampering.
Commenting on the conviction, DiNapoli stated, “Ms. Steurrys thought she could abuse her position to steal from the public and conceal her theft. She now faces the consequences of her betrayal of the public’s trust.” The sentencing took place in Wayne County Court, with Steurrys also mandated to pay back the embezzled amount in restitution.
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