Updated: 07/29/2014 4:23 PM
Created: 07/29/2014 12:55 PM WHEC.com
The treasurer of the LeRoy Fire Department has been arrested for stealing nearly $50,000 in public funds.
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli tells News10NBC Dennis Snow is charged with two counts of grand larceny, 42 counts of forgery and two counts of falsifying business records in the first degree.
DiNapoli said, “This individual blatantly abused his position and went on a spending spree with public money. It is alarming that my office continues to uncover instances such as this where local officials misuse their office for their personal benefit. I commend the village of LeRoy police department and District Attorney Friedman for working closely with my staff to make sure this individual is held accountable for his actions.”
We’re told Snow made unauthorized transfers, withdrawals and deposits from the department’s account, as well as from the firemen's benevolent association. Investigators say Snow used the money to pay his personal bills and admitted that he forged the required signatures.
Snow is due in court on August 13 to answer to the charges.