LITTLE VALLEY – Sandra L. McAndrew, 57, the former town clerk of Carrollton, pleaded guilty before Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz to a misdemeanor count of official misconduct linked to the theft of more than $1,000 in government property while she had the town clerk’s job, court officials said Wednesday. McAndrew, a Limestone resident, faces sentencing Oct. 20 on her misdemeanor plea, which is likely to spare her a jail term.
McAndrew was indicted in late April by a Cattaraugus County grand jury on grand larceny and official misconduct charges linked to a State Comptroller’s Office audit of the Carrollton town finances while she was town clerk. The public indictment never made it clear if McAndrew was accused of stealing government funds or property, or both. McAndrew declined to comment when reached by phone Wednesday. Officials of the court and Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office all declined to comment.
Also this week:
• Christina A. Garland, 42, of Arcade, currently being held in the Cattaraugus County Jail, pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery for the theft of more than $100,000 and the forging of business records she was handling for a Town of Freedom business between last November and this March. She faces sentencing Oct. 20.
• Michael J. Gayton, 21, of Olean, waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty to second-degree rape and forcible touching for incidents with an underage girl in the City of Olean between March 23, 2011, and May 1, 2011, and again last Oct. 13. He faces sentencing Oct. 20.
• Jesse M. Dickinson, 22, of Springville, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree assault, second-degree attempted strangulation, criminal mischief, third-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and menacing for allegedly physically forcing a woman to have sex with him in the Town of Yorkshire on March 30, 2013, and again between last Aug. 28 and Sept. 4.
• Jessica A. Fye, 36, of Olean, was ordered to serve a term of up to one year in the Cattaraugus County Jail on her guilty plea to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree for attempting to sell drugs in the City of Olean last Aug. 21.
• Bradley C. Fluent, 40, of Olean, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with vehicular assault, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child, common law DWI and aggravated unlicensed driving for the injuries to a passenger in his car who was younger than 14 in the Town of Carrollton on June 7. At the time, Fluent was found to have a blood-alcohol reading of 0.20 percent, more than twice the state’s legal limit.
• Andrew J. Jaquish, 28, of Salamanca, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with reckless endangerment in the first degree, grand larceny in the third degree, criminal contempt, menacing, stalking and harassment for break-ins in which victims were allegedly assaulted in the towns of Great Valley and Salamanca, both on June 24.
• Michael P. Robinson, 28, of Franklinville, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with second-degree assault for seriously injuring another person during an incident in the Town of Franklinville on March 4.
• Austin E. Moore, 19, of Franklinville, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with grand larceny in the fourth degree and tampering with physical evidence for the theft of more than $1,000 in property during an alleged Town of Machias break-in Feb. 14.
• Michael L. Chase, 23, of Olean, currently being held in the Cattaraugus County Jail, pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree for an incident in the City of Olean last Aug. 16. He faces sentencing Oct. 20.
• Dylan T. Singer and Daniel E. Dailey, both 17 and both of Olean, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging them with a felony count of criminal mischief in the second degree for allegedly causing more than $1,500 damage during an alleged property damage incident in Olean on Feb. 20.
• Roger A. Canute, 54, of Olean, was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and placed on probation for five years on his conviction on a criminal sale of a controlled substance charge for an attempt to sell drugs in the City of Olean on July 31, 2013.
• Joseph D. Hovey, 27, of Olean, was placed on probation for five years on his conviction on a charge of criminal sale of a controlled substance for an attempt to sell drugs in the City of Olean last Dec. 18.