Investigation underway into funds missing from Monroe County Clerk’s Office

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. News10NBC has confirmed there is an active investigation underway into missing funds within the Monroe County Clerk’s Office.  

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation after being contacted by County Clerk Jamie Romeo.  

In a statement, Romeo tells News10NBC, “We cannot comment on the ongoing investigation. When my Administration was made aware of this several weeks ago we immediately contacted law enforcement and have been fully cooperating with their investigation.”

Sources tell News10NBC Investigative Reporter Jennifer Lewke the issue is in relation to land records handled through the clerk’s office. Some financial institutions still pay by paper checks instead of wire transfers and that appears to be at the center of the investigation. A number of employees have been interviewed by investigators over the course of the last few days.

Details are developing. Stay with News10NBC for the very latest.