Thursday, September 13, 2018

  WXPort 

 

 

Former fire department treasurer pleads guilty to stealing over $300,000

Munson, in court Wednesday, with his attorney Elena Fast

WHITE PLAINS – A former Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department chief and a former a former Croton-on-Hudson police officer, who most recently served as the fire department treasurer, has pled guilty to grand larceny as a crime of public corruption, for stealing over $300,000 from the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.

At the time of his plea Wednesday in Westchester County Court, Gerald Munson, 64, paid restitution of $124,383 added to the $25,000 he paid when arraigned.

He is expected to pay the remainder of the restitution and be sentenced to 1 ½ to 4 ½ years in state prison, next month.

Munson stole money while he was responsible for maintaining the fire department bank account and financial records despite having no prior qualifications or background in accounting or financial matters.

Croton-on-Hudson Village Police arrested Munson this past June.

 


Copyright © 2018 Mid-Hudson News Network, a division of Statewide News Network, Inc.
This story may not be reproduced in any form, by any media, without express written consent.
This includes rewriting, broadcasting and/or printing of material from MidHudsonNews.com,
by websites, radio and television stations, newspapers or other media

 

 


HEAR today's news on MidHudsonRadio.com, the Hudson Valley's only Internet radio news report.