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Close to $10,000 Goes Missing in New Rochelle Tax Office, Police Launch Investigation

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Close to $10,000 Goes Missing in New Rochelle Tax Office, Police Launch Investigation

June 04, 2015 - 20:19
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Police Department has launched an investigation after receiving a referral from New Rochelle City Manager Charles B. Strome following an internal investigation by the City’s Finance Department.

The internal investigation revealed a $9,500 discrepancy in cash deposits.

The missing funds came to light through internal control measures in place at the Finance Department. The internal investigation revealed that a cash deposit was not made according to established procedures.

“The City takes this matter very seriously,” said City Manager Charles B. Strome. “We have now turned the matter over to the New Rochelle Police department for further investigation.”

Strome noted that the established procedures for handling of cash deposits has been in place for over 20 years without a discrepancy.

“We are evaluating our internal control system in the Tax Department to determine if improvements can be implemented,” said Strome.

The New Rochelle Tax Department collects property taxes for the City of New Rochelle, Westchester County, the New Rochelle City School District, and the New Rochelle Public Library. Cash payments of tax bills must be made in person at the City Hall Tax Office on the ground floor of City Hall.