July 16, 2014
By Stephanie West
Long Island, NY – Former Long Island Village Treasurer Andrea Brosnan has pleaded guilty to stealing municipal funds from Old Field village in Suffolk County, New York . The case was heard in Suffolk County Court. Brosnan stole nearly $60,000 to shop on eBay, Amazon.com and pay divorce expenses. Brosnan also collected nearly $13,000 in unearned salary. The illegal activities was discovered during a New York State Comptroller audit.
“Brosnan was entrusted with safeguarding the finances of the village but used taxpayer funds as her personal piggy bank, said Comptroller DiNapoli. Working with District Attorney Spota, we were able to expose this theft and recoup the stolen public funds. My office will continue to work with law enforcement statewide to root out public corruption and retrieve stolen public money.”
Brosnan pleaded guilty in Suffolk County Court, Part 2, before Judge Fernando Camacho to one count of grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony. She is required to pay $59,151 in restitution.
The defendant will perform community service or, if she fails that obligation, will serve time in jail.