BEMUS POINT – A former Bemus Point village clerk has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $60,000 in village funds.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office says 38-year-old Jennifer Jaeger allegedly wrote village checks to herself using forged signatures of officials and had village officials sign blank checks which she then cashed.
Additionally, his office says Jaeger used the village bank account to pay for herself and her family’s personal cell phones and car payments, and to purchase Christmas gifts.
Jaeger also used, according to the Comptroller’s Office, a village gasoline credit card to pay for fuel for her personal vehicle.
She is charged with second-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery, first-degree falsifying business records and official misconduct.
The former clerk was employed by the village between 2015 and November of 2020.
Both the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office, with D.A. Jason Schmidt and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Jim Quattrone, assisted in the arrest.