State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Wayne County District Attorney Michael Calarco, and the New York State Police announced the arrest of Eileen Steurrys, the former part-time court clerk for the Town of Marion, for the alleged theft of $59,293 in court fines, fees, and surcharges.
The former court clerk’s crimes were uncovered during an audit of the Town of Marion Court Fund, which found court fees were not always being deposited. A resulting investigation in collaboration with Wayne County District Attorney Calarco and the State Police determined that from 2016 to 2021, Steurrys allegedly stole over $50,000, then altered court records and created phony receipts in an effort to conceal her crimes.
Steurrys reportedly admitted to the thefts when questioned by DiNapoli’s investigators and stated that she had altered and deleted court records when she learned of the impending audit before abruptly retiring as a part-time court clerk.
The 67-year-old was charged Wednesday with grand larceny in the second degree, corrupting the government in the second degree, tampering with public records in the first degree, and official misconduct. She was arraigned in Wayne County’s Court Arraignment Procedure before Judge Marsha Williams. She is due back in court on March 22nd.
“The defendant went to great lengths in her attempt to cover up her alleged theft of public funds. Now, because of my office’s investigation and our partnership with state and local law enforcement, she faces the consequences of her actions,” DiNapoli said. “My thanks to District Attorney Calarco and the State Police for helping my office fight public corruption.”
Michael D. Calarco, Wayne County District Attorney said, “I wish to thank and commend Mr. DiNapoli and the NYSP for their hard work and cooperation. This is a clear example of agencies from State and Local government working together to serve and protect the public.”