NYSP: Former deputy clerk arrested for stealing over $48,000 from the village of Theresa

WATERTOWN, NY —  New York State Police announce the arrest of Danielle L. Rajner, 43, from Theresa, NY for third-degree grand larceny, a class “D” felony.

As a result of an investigation by State Police BCI in Watertown and Alexandria Bay information was received from the Village of Theresa and the Certified Public Accountants and Consultants Firm of Dannible and McKee, LLP of Syracuse, NY  that Danielle L. Rajner, from January 2014 through July 2018, engaged in a course of conduct and did steal more than $3,000.00 from the Village of Theresa, while working in her capacity as the Village of Theresa, Deputy Clerk in Jefferson County, NY.

According to information that was provided by Dannible and McKee, LLP the total value of all unusual transactions amounted to a loss of $48,326.00 to the Village of Theresa, troopers said.

Ms. Rajner has not worked for the Village of Theresa since August of 2018 after financial discrepancies and inconsistencies were identified by the Theresa Village Clerk and Village Board.

Ms. Rajner was arraigned in Cape Vincent Town Court and released on her own recognizance pending Grand Jury action.