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Defendant: Carol Ressa (DOB 03/12/1964)

June 27, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Carol Ressa of Lake Peekskill was sentenced to five years probation by Westchester County Court Judge Michael Martinelli for stealing money from the Tarrytown Union Free School District. According to the terms of her probation, Ressa must finish paying restitution of the balance due in the amount of $2,929.56 during her first 12 months of probation.

Ressa pleaded guilty in February to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree as a Public Corruption Crime, a class C felony. The defendant was a longtime employee of the Tarrytown Union Free School District and most recently worked as a secretary at the Sleepy Hollow Middle School.

Between October 2011 and March 2017, Ressa 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 to pay for various student activities. Those included class trips, yearbooks and even school lunches. After stealing these various checks and money order payments, the defendant deposited the stolen District funds into her personal bank accounts for her personal use. As a result of this scheme, the defendant stole over $10,000 from the School District.

Assistant District Attorney Brian Fitzgerald, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Investigations Division Public Integrity Bureau, prosecuted the case.

 

Carol Ressa

Carol Ressa

 

 

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