Springport clerk arrested for allegedly using town computer to boost retirement benefits

The longtime Springport clerk is facing felony charges for allegedly using a town computer to boost her own retirement benefits.

Deborah Waldron, 62, was arrested Friday and has been charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a class E felony. She’s also charged with computer trespass and official misconduct.

Waldron pleaded not guilty and will return to Aurelius Town Court June 28.

The alleged crime was found during a review conducted by the state’s comptroller’s office of Springport’s monthly retirement reports. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli oversees the pension system for state and local government employees.

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