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Former Throop Town Supervisor Sentenced for Theft


A former town supervisor in Cayuga County who admitted last month to stealing almost $11,000 from the municipality was sentenced on Thursday.

After pleading guilty to official misconduct and grand larceny charges, William Tarby was ordered to pay full restitution and was barred from seeking public office again. A state investigation determined that starting in January 2017, Tarby used various methods to pocket funds from the town of Throop’s finances for almost three years. Investigators determined Tarby made unauthorized cash withdrawals from town bank accounts, took cash back on checks made out to the town, and kept for himself cash paid to the town for scrap metal, fines, and the sale of equipment.

“William Tarby scammed town residents by abusing his position for personal gain,” State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said. “I thank Attorney General James and the New York State Police for their work in partnering with us to bring him to justice. My office will continue to work with law enforcement agencies across the state and country to protect taxpayers from corruption.”

“Every New Yorker should be able to trust that the officials elected to serve them are operating in the public’s interest, not using their office to enrich themselves,” New York State Attorney General Letitia James said. “William Tarby exploited his position to steal thousands of dollars from the town he was supposed to serve. Today, we are ensuring that he will be held accountable. I thank Comptroller DiNapoli and our partners in law enforcement for their support in bringing Mr. Tarby to justice.”

Tarby served as town supervisor for 15 years.

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