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.”




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