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MOUNT MORRIS – A family spokesperson has issued a statement strongly denying the charges against Jennifer Brooks, payroll clerk for Mount Morris Central School, accusing her of abusing her position as clerk to write herself $1699.62 in checks.
According to news partner 13WHAM, spokesperson Michael Andazola says that the felony charges brought against Brooks by Mount Morris Police and the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office are false. The statement is as follows:
“The allegations brought to the Mt. Morris police department on May 13, 2015 that Jennifer Brooks may have knowingly or unknowingly falsified records, overpaid herself, or broken the law are false. As District Treasurer at Mt Morris Central School District she knew her job too well. Any and all financial transactions and record keeping there in would have taken place with the full knowledge of her superiors. We wouldn’t comment any further on the allegations out of respect for the District Attorneys investigative process, to which Jennifer will cooperate fully. Jennifer Brooks has been an upstanding, contributive, and deeply rooted member of the surrounding communities for over 25 years. She anticipates, upon more thorough investigation, any oversights in the auditors claims of wrong-doing will be satisfactorily clarified.
Family Spokesperson for Jennifer Brooks.”
Brooks is charged with Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, Falsifying Business Records, and Tampering with Public Records.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photo/Mount Morris Police Department)