Monday, October 9, 2017



Swan Lake campground owner charged with forging noise permit


SWAN LAKE – The owner of the Bethel Hideaway Campground Resort on Fulton Road in Swan Lake has been charged by Sullivan County Sheriff’s deputies with two counts of forgery as felonies.

Jennifer Colaiacomo, 43, of the Town of Newburgh, who owns the campground, was arrested on Friday.

She allegedly altered a noise permit that was issued by the Town of Bethel for an event that took place at the campground in August. The permit was an official government document.

The alleged alterations extended the hours of operation and added dates beyond those originally approved by the town board. “The alterations were meant to deceive law enforcement officers who responded to noise complaints at the campground”, said Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff. “Aside from affecting the neighbors, this placed the members of the Bethel Town Board in a very bad position with the public.”

The sheriff said that Supervisor Dan Sturm couldn’t offer any detailed comments about the campground when members of the public complained at the September 28 town board meeting due to the ongoing criminal investigation.

Colaiacomo was issued an appearance ticket and released.


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