State police arrest Crawford Town Clerk for embezzlement

 Major Pierce V. Gallagher
 Troop F Commander

Jolene Roy

In early January 2019 State Police at Middletown was contacted by officials in the town of Crawford regarding irregularities with the books and accounts within the Town Clerk’s office.  After an extensive investigation, it was determined that approximately $20,000 had been stolen by Town Clerk Jolene Roy, age 44 of Pine Bush.  Roy has held the elected position since 2014.

Roy was charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Tampering With Public Records 1st Degree, all felonies. She was additionally charged with Falsifying Business Records 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor.  She was arraigned in the Town of Wallkill Court and released on her own recognizance.  State Police was assisted by the New York State Comptroller’s Office and the Town of Crawford Police Dept.