Minerva officials faulted in state audit for employee embezzlement

From Sun Community News, “The state Comptroller’s Office has determined a lack of financial controls and oversight by the town supervisor and board allowed a former clerk to the supervisor to steal thousands from municipal coffers over a multi-year period.

“This allowed the clerk to control all aspects of the payroll process and to overpay herself without detection,” wrote Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in an audit released earlier this month.

Jordan Green stole over $30,000, including funneling almost $9,000 to her own bank account from the town’s payroll account.

Green, who worked for the town from 2010 until her resignation in early-2015, also failed to withhold funds from her health insurance and retirement contributions.

The audit also revealed Green did not deposit $10,004 in collections from campsite rentals and transfer station fees amongst various department remittances and other miscellaneous revenues, money that remains unaccounted for.

“The clerk commingled collections when preparing and making deposits, making it difficult to trace the identified cash shortage to particular collections,” read the report.”

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