Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a joint investigation by the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office has culminated in the arrest of the head of the Greater Mahopac/Carmel Chamber of Commerce for the alleged misappropriation of funds from that organization.
Ms. Erin E. Meagher, aged 26, of 12 Main Street in Brewster, was arrested on Tuesday, March 21st, on a charge of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony. Ms. Meagher served as the CEO and Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, and it was in that capacity that she allegedly misappropriated funds of the organization to her own use.
Sheriff’s investigators arrested Ms. Meagher on Tuesday afternoon. She was booked at the Sheriff’s Office in Carmel and released on an appearance ticket directing her to answer the charge in the Town of Carmel Justice Court on April 11th. If convicted of the felony offense charged, the defendant could face up to four years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000.00, and an order to pay restitution.