Thursday, September 13, 2018




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.


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