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Theft of Cayuga Youth Trust Fund Leads to Investigation, Audit


New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott released the results of the Inspector General’s (IG) office in regards to the theft of funds from the Cayuga Nation of Indians youth trusts on March 1. In January 2015, at the Erie County Court Kim Thomas-Muffaletto pled guilty to grand larceny, a Class D felony, for stealing copy9,993.63 while in her position of Director at the Native American Service Bureau for the New York State office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) as a result of the investigation.

Over the course of seven years, Thomas-Muffaletto systematically stole funds from trusts designated for Cayuga Nation minors – 14 accounts from April 2007 until January 2014.



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