(WENY) — The New York State Comptroller’s Office released a statement on November 3rd regarding the investigation into former Village of Addison Clerk and Treasurer, Ursula Stone. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said the investigation began after the office picked up on some “red flags village auditors missed.”
State and local authorities alleged Stone stole in total, $1,171,362 from 2004 to 2023.
“For well over a decade, Ursula Stone took advantage of her position and the trust of Addison residents to systematically steal over a million dollars from her community,” said DiNapoli, in a written statement. “Thanks to the work of my office and our partnership with District Attorney (Brooks) Baker and the State Police, her crimes were uncovered, and she now faces the consequences of her actions…”
Baker said this case represents the “most complete and shocking breach of trust” he’s encountered in 30 years as a Steuben County prosecutor.
DiNapoli’s Office began an audit of the village in 2022 and found Stone had been running the financial operations of the village with no oversight or accountability. Read more………