New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a statement today after the arrest of Kristina Hand, former treasurer of the Morris Central School District in Otsego County, following a joint investigation by his office, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York State Police.
“School districts are struggling to make ends meet during these difficult times. It is disgraceful that Ms. Hand allegedly stole from the district to fund her personal shopping,” said DiNapoli. “I thank U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York Antoinette T. Bacon and the FBI for their continued partnership in rooting out public corruption.”
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.