Former Minerva Town Clerk Sentenced After Stealing Thousands of Dollars

NEW YORK - Jordan Green, a former clerk to the Minerva Town Supervisor, was sentenced Monday in Essex County Court to one and a third to four years in state prison, she was also ordered to pay restitution, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced.

Green pleaded guilty to fourth degree grand larceny, official misconduct and tampering with public records, after an investigation and audit found she took thousands of dollars in unauthorized payroll payments and used public funds to pay back loans, according to DiNapoli's office.

Green will have to pay back $19,076.06 in restitution and pay a $1,500 fine.

"Ms. Green's sentence is a reminder that a public employee stealing public dollars will not be tolerated," DiNapoli said.

"I thank Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague and the New York State Police for their work and partnership in combating public corruption," DiNapoli continued.

The Comptroller's investigation and audit revealed Green stole over $19,000, including funneling almost $9,000 to her own bank account from the town's payroll account.  Green resigned in April 2015 after the investigation began.

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