January 14, 2004

Former Town Bookeeper accused of forgery

Former Town bookkeeper Liva Brong pleaded not guilty to charges of forging $17,900 in checks. Her predecessor, Dianne McFall, has "returned from retirement to fill the position until a permanent replacement can be found."

This probably explains some of the executive sessions to discuss a particular employee in recent board meetings. It sounds like there are more questions regarding the bookkeeping than the two checks involved in the charges, as Brong's paychecks were apparently the initial cause of the investigation. Steve Trumbull, the new Town Supervisor, told the Ithaca Journal, "It's a ticklish situation. We're having the books audited by the state."

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