Former Clerk Facing Theft Charges

Former Clerk Facing Theft Charges

A former village clerk in Monroe County is looking at charges after prosecutors say she allegedly stole thousands of dollars from the Village of Milton.

Investigators say 40-year-old Leigha Barton allegedly stole as much as 200 thousand-dollars during her two years as village clerk. She quit last summer. Prosecutors say she made charges to nine different credit cards, and reportedly spent the money on herself. Barton told investigators that she planned to pay the money back, but lost track. She’s facing nine felony counts including identity theft and tampering with public records.

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