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Former employee charged with stealing from Steuben Co. village

Bath, N.Y. The former clerk-treasurer in Riverside, Steuben County, has been charged with stealing more than $40,000 from the village.

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced Kristina Johnson, 35, was arrested and charged with third-degree grand larceny and two counts of first-degree falsifying business records.

A statement released Friday said Johnson used village credit cards for private expenses, including her cell phone bill, gasoline and online dating. She was also able to write herself extra paychecks, give herself a raise, and steal water and sewer payments.

The village fired Johnson in February. She now lives in North Carolina.

DiNapolis audit of the village is ongoing.

For more than two years, this individual flagrantly stole taxpayer dollars, DiNapoli said in the statement. She violated her duties as a public servant by writing herself extra payroll checks, pocketing cash and misusing the village credit card. I thank District Attorney Baker and the New York State Police for holding this individual accountable for her actions.

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