(WNY News Now) – A former court clerk has admitted to stealing over $50,000 from the town court. State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Wayne County District Attorney Michael Calarco, and New York State Police collaborated on the investigation leading to her guilty plea.
Former Town of Marion court clerk, Eileen Steurrys, has pleaded guilty to charges of embezzling more than $50,000 from the town court. State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Wayne County District Attorney Michael Calarco, and the New York State Police jointly announced the outcome of the investigation.
Steurrys’ theft of public funds came to light during an audit conducted by the State Comptroller’s office, revealing discrepancies in court fee deposits. A subsequent probe exposed Steurrys’ elaborate efforts to cover up her financial malfeasance. Altering court records and forging fictitious receipts, she managed to embezzle the substantial sum over a period spanning from 2016 to 2021.
She was arrested in March following the joint investigation.
“Ms. Steurrys went to great lengths to try and cover up her theft of public funds,” DiNapoli stated. “She now faces the consequences of her actions because of my office’s investigation and our partnership with District Attorney Calarco and the State Police.”
Acting Superintendent Steven A. Nigrelli of the New York State Police stressed the significance of the joint effort in upholding justice. “This guilty plea today once again demonstrates the hard work of law enforcement partners focused on the same goal; holding those who break our laws, accountable,” Nigrelli stated. He went on to emphasize that corruption by individuals exploiting their positions for personal gain will not be tolerated.
The plea was entered before Judge Richard M. Healy in Wayne County Court. Steurrys is scheduled to be sentenced on October 18 for her crimes.