A state audit reveals that the former Erie County Agricultural Society treasurer could have stolen $16,219 from the fair board.
The auditor's office claims Jennifer Galloway cashed $5,500 in society checks and another $6,484 in junior livestock sale checks and kept the money. Investigators also claim she skimmed other money from the fair in fiscal years 2006 and 2007.
"We are committed to identifying misspent tax dollars so that they can be repaid and the perpetrator held accountable," said state auditor Mary Taylor. "We have professionally trained white-collar crime investigators that assist our audit staff and local authorities when allegations of misspending arise; they are diligent in their work and have been very successful identifying and documenting theft of taxpayer dollars."
Read more about possible criminal charges in Friday's Register.