DA investigating Manlius Town Court

Town court clerk ends employment with the town after a “discrepancy” in funds

— An investigation is underway for the Town of Manlius by the Onondaga County District Attorney’s office in the wake of the abrupt departure of former town court clerk Kim Amidon.

Town Supervisor Ed Theobald said that the town was in the process of doing an audit for the court for 2011 this October. Government officials had just started the audit when they noticed some discrepancies, which they felt were big enough that the DA needed to be brought in.

“The most important thing is that we discovered it internally ourselves,” Theobald said. “It was not from an outside source that came in to find this.”

The DA office, from which no one could be reached for comment, is still working to determine just how big of a discrepancy in funds occurred.

Theobald said that over the last ten years, an audit has not been performed annually, but audits have been completed over time.

“The dates we completed them aren’t as important as the fact that we have been doing them,” he said.

Since Amidon’s departure, two new court clerks have been hired from the surrounding villages of Fayetteville and Manlius on a contractual basis.

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