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Former town supervisor in Cayuga County pleads guilty to stealing $11,000: Banned from holding office again

Former Throop Town Supervisor William Tarby has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $11,000 from the town, New York Attorney General Letitia James and State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today. Tarby, who was in charge from 2004 to 2019, admitted to Grand Larceny and Official Misconduct. He will repay the stolen amount and is banned from holding public office again.


Tarby exploited his position to misappropriate town funds between January 2017 and December 2019. He used various methods to divert the money for personal use. The theft was discovered following an audit by the State Comptroller’s Office, revealing financial irregularities in the town’s accounts.

The guilty plea in Cayuga County Court marks a significant step in holding Tarby accountable. Attorney General James emphasized the betrayal of public trust, while Comptroller DiNapoli highlighted the collaborative effort in uncovering and prosecuting this misuse of public funds. The case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Bureau, with the State Comptroller and New York State Police playing key roles in the investigation.