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Mount Vernon Seeks Source Of Counterfeit City Checks

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas Photo Credit: Twitter
Mount Vernon comptroller Maureen Walker
Mount Vernon comptroller Maureen Walker Photo Credit: Facebook

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- An investigation is under way in Mount Vernon after it was discovered that someone had stolen $5,000 by using phony city checks, according to a report by lohud.com

Maureen Walker, the city’s comptroller, and newly elected Mayor Richard Thomas traded jabs over security issues at City Hall, according to lohud and other media outlets.

Walker said the checks, which are used to pay vendors and suppliers, are always kept in a vault in her office, while Thomas, insisting that his office was not at fault, said all checks and documents are carefully logged in, the lohud article said.

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