Mayor ac­cused of pay­ing off col­lege loan with pub­lic money

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

MILL­BROOK >> The mayor of this Dutchess County vil­lage has been ac­cused of steal­ing $1,700 in gov­ern­ment money to pay off col­lege loans.

Laura Hur­ley was ar­rested on charges of steal­ing $1,700 from the town of Washington in 2014 and 2015, when she was a book­keeper for the town.

Mill­brook sits within the town of Washington.

Hur­ley was charged last Thurs­day with fourth-de­gree grand lar­ceny, a felony, and of­fi­cial mis­con­duct, a mis­de­meanor.

Her at­tor­ney said it was a book­keep­ing er­ror in which Hur­ley ac­ci­den­tally used a mu­nic­i­pal ac­count to pay for her daugh­ter’s school loans.

Hur­ley is due back in court on Oct. 20.

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