June 14, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Carol Ressa (DOB 03/12/64) of 9 Union Place, Lake Peekskill, New York was arraigned in Sleepy Hollow Village Court and charged with:

  • one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree as a Public Corruption Crime, a class ā€œCā€ Felony and
  • one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class ā€œDā€ Felony.

The defendant was a long time employee of the Tarrytown Union Free School District and most recently worked as a secretary at the Sleepy Hollow Middle School.   
 
Between about October 2011 and March 2017 the defendant used her position as a public employee to steal thousands of dollars from the Tarrytown Union Free School District.  In addition to stealing unauthorized checks drawn from a School District bank account and made payable to herself, the defendant also stole multiple checks and money orders which had been provided to the School District by Middle School students and their families in order to pay for various student activities. Those included class trips, yearbooks, and even school lunches.  After stealing these various checks and money orders payments, the defendant deposited the stolen District funds into her own personal bank accounts for her own personal use.  
 
As a result of this scheme, the defendant stole over $10,000 from the School District.

The defendant pled not guilty.

Her bail was set at $5,000 cash over $25,000 bond.

She faces a minimum of one to three years to a maximum of five to 15 years in state prison.

Her next court date is June 19, 2017.

This case is being prosecuted by Deputy Bureau Chief Brian Fitzgerald of the Public Integrity Bureau.

Carol Ressa

Carol Ressa

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