MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- A North Salem resident and former Mount Kisco parking official was sentenced to up to six months in jail followed by four-and-a-half years shock probation for stealing more than $90,000 in parking meter revenue on Tuesday, according to Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
Over a five-year period from Jan. 5 2009 until May 6, 2014, Jeffrey Daday, 36, would empty parking meters and deposit part of the proceeds, anywhere from $190 to $600 at a time, usually in the form of quarters, into his bank account at the local branch of People’s United Savings Bank, the district attorney said.
“The public must be able to trust and have confidence their government and public servants, whether it’s representing their interests in Washington or Albany or as mundane as putting coins in a parking meter," DiFiore said in a statement. "This defendant acted as if he could get away with his crime because he was stealing from a nameless, faceless entity, when in actuality he was stealing from the very people who placed their trust in him, the residents of the Village of Mount Kisco.”
The District Attorney's office began investigating after bank employees noticed Daday making large deposits in coins while still in uniform over an extended period of time. Daday was later observed removing coin chambers from parking meters, emptying the revenue into his cargo pants and subsequently making a deposit. He was confronted while leaving the bank and arrested, the district attorney's office said.
Daday pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree grand larceny and one count of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.
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