Clerk inquiry ongoing

The investigation into the former Whitehall town clerk is ongoing, according to the village police department…

 

The investigation into the former Whitehall town clerk is ongoing, according to the village police department.

Whitehall provisional police chief Richard LaChapelle said that he has talked with Washington County District Attorney Kevin Kortright concerning the investigation into former clerk Janet Jillson. The village force will be the investigating organization.

“We have talked about the situation and how to move forward,” said LaChapelle.

The investigation will focus around the findings of the New York State Comptroller’s Office, who concluded that Jillson “diverted” over $93,000 during her time in office, having paid over $64,000 back to the town before alleged accounting errors were found last December.

Kortright has said that once the investigation concludes through the Whitehall Police Department, there will most likely be a grand jury called to explore possible charges.

As for the office of the town clerk, current clerk Julie Millett said that she had received word from the state auditor in charge of the investigation, Jody Bradshaw out of Glens Falls, concerning the proposed changes in the accounting and auditing policies of the town clerks office.

“She said that it all looked good,” said Millett. “She recommended that when we do the transfer station tickets for the month, the county sends a receipt to us that tells the amount of tickets they sent and what they have received from us, and that we should include that receipt with the town clerk’s report to the town board.”

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Northshire Freepress 12/19/14

North Country Freepress – 12/19/14

Weekender 12/12/14

Lakes Region Freepress 12/19/14

Classifieds 12/17/14

Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

Dog Salon

By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

Author

By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]

Town to host hearing on fire protection

By Derek Liebig The town board will hold a public hearing later this month on proposed contracts for fire protection […]