Former Town of Perry Ambulance Service Business Manager Darcy J. Conaway pled guilty to petit larceny for stealing more than $5,000 from ambulance funds, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Wyoming County District Attorney Donald G. O’Geen. Conaway was sentenced to a one year conditional discharge after paying the restitution amount requested by the new board overseeing the ambulance operations.
Conaway’s plea followed her arrest last fall after a joint investigation by DiNapoli, O’Geen and Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory J. Rudolph. The investigation exposed her theft to pay her personal utility bills, Direct TV Service and her husband’s membership to the New York State Snowmobile Association from December 2014 to August 2017. Conaway, 50, of Silver Springs, was released after her first court appearance on Nov. 1.
“Conaway’s guilty plea reaffirms that those who steal resources meant to protect their community will be held accountable,” DiNapoli said. “Thanks to our partnership with District Attorney O’Geen and Wyoming County Sheriff Rudolph, we were able to reveal Conaway’s scam. We will continue to work with law enforcement across New York to protect taxpayers’ money.”
Since taking office in 2007, DiNapoli has committed to fighting public corruption and encourages the public to help fight fraud and abuse. New Yorkers can report allegations of fraud involving taxpayer money by calling the toll-free Fraud Hotline at 1-888-672-4555, by filing a complaint online at [email protected], or by mailing a complaint to: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Investigations, 8th Floor, 110 State St., Albany, NY 12236.