posted on July 17, 2013 17:05
A father and daughter who worked as a justice and a clerk in the Village of Corfu, respectively, are facing numerous charges after an audit found money missing from court funds.
32-year-old Brandi Watts of Corfu – the former Village of Corfu clerk -- is charged with 53 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree, five counts of Tampering with Public Records, along three Grand Larceny charges.
She was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff’s Department in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Her father, Pembroke Town Justice Robert Alexander is charged with two counts of Coercion and one count of Official Misconduct.
The charges stem from an audit conducted on the Village of Corfu by the state’s comptroller’s office. The audit disclosed about $10,000 in missing funds.
Alexander was released on his own recognizance and is due in Genesee County Court July 22.
Wyoming County District Attorney Donald O’Geen was appointed as a special prosecutor to the handle the case to avoid a conflict of interest.