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DiNapoli Statement on Charges Against Former Delhi Village Clerk

October 3, 2019

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released the following statement today regarding criminal charges filed against a former Delhi village clerk for theft of public funds. The charges resulted from a joint investigation conducted by the Comptroller’s office and the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

“Delhi's former village clerk Michele Barnes betrayed her colleagues and the public by allegedly writing $4,788 in village checks to herself for her personal use. She now faces grand larceny charges. Thanks to my investigators and auditors and their work with the New York State Police, she will now be held accountable for her actions.”