Wednesday, May 13, 2009
If you can't get child support legally then steal it from others
DELHI, N.Y. - Upstate New York prosecutors say a former county child support investigator stole more than $50,000 from a fund containing court-ordered child support payments.
Authorities are charging 50-year-old Karen Faulkner of Trout Creek with second-degree grand larceny, which is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison. She's also charged with 57 felony counts of falsifying business records.
Faulkner allegedly stole the money between October 2003 and October 2007 while working for Delaware County as a support investigator. Prosecutors say no children were deprived of financial support.
Faulkner was released on her own recognizance after being arraigned Delhi Town Court. Prosecutors could not immediately say if she had an attorney.