Former Old Field Treasurer Arrested For Stealing $50,000 In Village Funds
May 24, 2013
Andrea Brosnan, 42, charged with grand larceny
(Long Island, NY) The former treasurer of the Village of Old Field was arrested this week on charges of stealing approximately $50,000 in village funds to pay her own personal expenses, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Andrea Brosnan, 42, of Port Jefferson, had served as village treasurer from January 2009 to March 2012, and during this period she stands accused of stealing funds by using the village account to issue payments to her own personal utility, cell phone, and credit card bills.
In addition, Brosnan also acquired village gas card accounts, which she allegedly used to buy gas for her car, as well as cigarettes and food, according to reports.
Previously, Brosnan had served as Old Field Deputy Village Clerk since May, 2008.
“She falsified entries in the village ledger to make the entries appear to be legitimate,” said District Attorney Tom Spota of Brosnan’s alleged activities.
The alleged money thefts were discovered during an audit performed by the New York State Comptroller’s office.
Brosnan was arraigned at Suffolk County court on Wednesday, where she plead not guilty to charges of grand larceny, falsifying business records, defrauding the government and official misconduct. She was released on her own recognizance.
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