BATH, N.Y. (AP) — A former village clerk in the Southern Tier has been charged with stealing more than $40,000.
Former Village of Riverside clerk and treasurer Kristina Johnson appeared in court on Friday to face charges with third-degree grand larceny and two counts of first-degree falsifying business records. She requested a lawyer and was released on her own recognizance. It wasn't clear who was representing her.
Police say she paid herself more money than she was entitled to. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, whose office assisted in the investigation, says Johnson used official village credit cards for private expenses including cell phone bills, gasoline and an online dating site.
Johnson was terminated from the job in February and now lives in North Carolina.