So far, there are more questions than answers in the Greene County town of Windham, where state police conducted a raid on the town hall on Friday in which computers were seized.
The Daily Mail reports that town officials are keeping mum about the raid. Supervisor Stacy Post -- formerly the town's chief of police -- gave the paper only a brief statement:
Town Supervisor Stacy Post, contacted by cell phone on Friday afternoon, confirmed, “there is an investigation,” and provided no further information.
Greene County's acting district attorney, Charles Bucca, described the raid to the Daily Mail as part of an "open investigation into potential criminal offenses," but did not elaborate.
Meanwhile, in the county seat of Catskill, the community was recently shaken by another criminal investigation into a public official. On Friday, March 17, the director of the Washington Irving Senior Center, Anne Moran, was arrested and charged with grand larceny. Police say Moran stole the identity of an elderly woman who used the senior center, and using the false identity to drain about $45,000 from the woman's bank account.
According to an article in the Daily Freeman, town officials became aware of the issue when Catskill village police seized several computers from the senior center.
In the wake of Moran's arrest and subsequent resignation, the senior center will remain open, staffed by volunteers until the town can appoint a new director.