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POTSDAM — Former Potsdam Town ...

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POTSDAM — Former Potsdam Town Court clerk Mary Jo Guyette was arraigned on two felony counts Tuesday, accused of embezzling $117,120 since 2009.

Ms. Guyette was led into court in handcuffs just after noon at Pierrepont Town Court, where she pleaded not guilty to grand larceny and falsifying business records.
She has been the subject of an investigation by state police and the state Comptroller’s Office since June, and is accused of altering court financial documents to hide the thefts. She was fired in September.
According to state police Senior Investigator Timothy J. Peets, the investigation uncovered evidence that Ms. Guyette had allegedly been taking money from the court since 2009.
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According to a statement from Town Justice Samuel R. Charleson included in the arraignment documents, Ms. Guyette first was suspected of wrongdoing when assistant court clerk Sherri Stone noticed discrepancies in the court’s financial records.
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Pierrepont Town Justice Robert G. Camp heard the charges and released Ms. Guyette under probation supervision until her next hearing, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 21.
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Ms. Guyette’s suspension and subsequent termination were not done publicly.
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Investigators determined that Ms. Guyette had manipulated the records before they were seen by the auditors, making it appear as if everything was above-board, Ms. Regan said.
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Ms. Guyette’s arraignment originally was scheduled for today in Canton Town Court, but Mr. Narrow requested it be held Tuesday instead.


POTSDAM — Former Potsdam Town Court ...

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POTSDAM — Former Potsdam Town Court clerk Mary Jo Guyette was arraigned on two felony counts Tuesday, accused of embezzling $117,120 since 2009.

Ms. Guyette was led into court in handcuffs just after noon at Pierrepont Town Court, where she pleaded not guilty to grand larceny and falsifying business records.
She has been the subject of an investigation by state police and the state comptroller’s office since June, and is accused of altering court financial documents to hide the thefts. She was fired in September.
According to state police Senior Investigator Timothy J. Peets, the investigation uncovered evidence that Ms. Guyette had been taking money from the court since 2009.
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According to a statement from Town Justice Samuel R. Charleson included in the arraignment documents, Ms. Guyette first was suspected of wrongdoing when assistant court clerk Sherri Stone noticed discrepancies in the court’s financial records.
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Pierrepont Town Justice Robert G. Camp heard the charges and released Ms. Guyette under probation supervision until her next hearing, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 21.
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Ms. Guyette’s suspension and subsequent termination were not done publicly.
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Investigators determined that Ms. Guyette had manipulated the records before they were seen by the auditors, making it appear as if everything was above-board, Ms. Regan said.
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Ms. Guyette’s arraignment originally was scheduled for today in Canton Town Court, but Mr. Narrow requested it be held Tuesday instead.


POTSDAM — Town Court clerk Mary ...

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POTSDAM — Town Court clerk Mary Jo E. Guyette has been suspended with pay as the town investigates whether money was misappropriated, according to town board members.

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The Town Council did not vote to suspend Ms. Guyette or to begin an investigation, and no information was made available to the public.
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The date of Ms. Guyette’s suspension has not been disclosed.
Town Councilwoman Judith R. Rich said she cannot share any details until the investigation is further along.
“It’s a touchy situation, and it has yet to be resolved, so I guess I have no comment,” she said. “It’s fluid right now. I wouldn’t say anything against anybody until things are resolved.”
No criminal charges have been filed.
Several attempts to reach Ms. Guyette for comment were unsuccessful.
According to Councilwoman Rosemaria Rivezzi, the decision to pay Ms. Guyette during her suspension was made because the court clerk is innocent until proven guilty.
“She’s presumed innocent. We will look into it until we find out what actually happened,” she said. “I’m sure the board’s intention would be to find out the truth and to be fair to her.”
As a town employee, Ms. Guyette is a member of the Teamsters Union Local 687.


Court clerk Mary Jo Guyette ...

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Court clerk Mary Jo Guyette was fired last month in connection with the matter, although a criminal investigation is ongoing and no charges have been brought.


POTSDAM — Town officials have confirmed ...

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POTSDAM — Town officials have confirmed that Mary Jo Guyette, the Town Court clerk who was quietly suspended with pay in June, has been fired.

Ms. Guyette initially was suspended over suspicions about an unspecified amount of missing money.
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Ms. Regan consulted with the judges and made the decision to fire Ms. Guyette when the comptroller’s investigation stretched on longer than expected.
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Ms. Guyette could not be reached for comment.

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