A deputy county clerk in Wyoming County has been indicted on more than 300 counts after being accused of stealing more than $90,000 while working for the Department of Motor Vehicle’s Office in Warsaw.
Deputy County Clerk Roxanne Ingles resigned in August five days after an investigation began into discrepancies in the DMV’s accounts. The 59-year-old was indicted last Tuesday on public corruption, second degree corrupting the government, second degree grand larceny, 155 counts of first degree offering a false instrument for filing and 155 counts of first degree tampering with public records.
Prosecutors say Ingles stole the funds between July 2013 and August 2014. She is currently free on $5,000 bail.
The Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office says the public corruption and second degree corrupting the government charges both went into effect on April 30, 2014 and Ingles is only facing charges for the amount she allegedly stole between that date and August 6. Prosecutors say it may be the first time in New York State that these new charges have been levied against a public servant.
The public corruption charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, while second degree corrupting the government and second degree grand larceny each carry a maximum term of 15 years in prison.