Former Bombay Court clerk sentenced for stealing

Cara Chapman

Press Republican

May 11, 2017

A former clerk was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and payment of full restitution for stealing from Bombay Town Court.

Eric Fleury, 44, pocketed more than $5,680 from April 2014 to May 2015, mostly while the other court clerk, his mother, Sue Tupia, was on sick leave, according to a State Comptroller's Office press release.

When he was arrested in 2015, Fleury was charged with third-degree grand larceny, a felony.

On Feb. 1, he pleaded guilty to official misconduct, a misdemeanor, in Dickinson Town Court.

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's Office conducted an audit and investigation of the court's financial operations, which uncovered the thefts.

Fleury was "supposed to collect fine money for deposit into the court bank account," the release said.

Instead, he logged cash receipts and pocketed the money.

"Mr. Fleury took advantage of another clerk’s absence to steal from the public," DiNapoli said in a statement.

"I thank Franklin County District Attorney Craig P. Carriero for his persistent efforts to safeguard public funds."

A town official said the Bombay Town Council suspended Fleury without pay at the time of his arrest and he has never tried to come back.

A new court clerk was hired in January 2016.

State Comptroller's Office Press Secretary Kate Gurnett said Fleury's last confirmed town of residence is Constable.

According to his Facebook page, he lives in Westville.

Fleury did not respond to a Facebook message requesting comment.