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NYS Comptroller: Marion Justices lacked oversight in theft of $59k by former clerk

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released an audit Thursday citing a lack of oversight as contributing to $59k in courtroom fines that went missing from the Town of Marion.

The comptroller audit found that the town justices and board did not provide proper oversight of court financial activities. The audit found that justices did not review reports submitted to New York State agencies and failed to perform proper reviews of bank reconciliations. In addition, the board did not perform a proper annual audit.

This made it possible, according to the comptroller, for former court clerk, Eileen Steurrys to misappropriate more than $59,000, or 38%, of the fines, fees, and surcharges collected between Jan. 1, 2016, through May 31, 2021.

In August 2023, Steurrys pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the second degree, corrupting the government in the second degree, tampering with records in the first degree, and official misconduct. Steurrys was sentenced to six months in jail in October 2023 and had to pay more than $59,000 in restitution.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released an audit Thursday citing a lack of oversight as contributing to $59k in courtroom fines that went missing from the Town of Marion.

The comptroller audit found that the town justices and board did not provide proper oversight of court financial activities. The audit found that justices did not review reports submitted to New York State agencies and failed to perform proper reviews of bank reconciliations. In addition, the board did not perform a proper annual audit.

This made it possible, according to the comptroller, for former court clerk, Eileen Steurrys to misappropriate more than $59,000, or 38%, of the fines, fees, and surcharges collected between Jan. 1, 2016, through May 31, 2021.

In August 2023, Steurrys pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the second degree, corrupting the government in the second degree, tampering with records in the first degree, and official misconduct. Steurrys was sentenced to six months in jail in October 2023 and had to pay more than $59,000 in restitution. Read More NewsRochesterFirst  

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