Former Crawford Town Clerk Jolene Roy has been formally charged with Grand Larceny, following an investigation into irregularities with the town’s finances.
In early January 2019 State Police at Middletown were contacted by officials in the town of Crawford regarding irregularities with the books and accounts within the Town Clerk’s office. After an extensive investigation, State Police determined that approximately $20,000 had been stolen by Town Clerk Jolene Roy, 44 of Pine Bush. Roy has held the elected position since 2014.
Roy was charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Tampering With Public Records 1st Degree, all felonies. She was additionally charged with Falsifying Business Records 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor.
She was arraigned in the Town of Wallkill Court and released on her own recognizance. State Police were assisted by the New York State Comptroller’s Office and the Town of Crawford Police Dept.
Roy resigned as town clerk in February, after the investigation was initiated by Town of Crawford officials.