More turmoil in Ulster County's finance office
Patricia R. Doxsey reports for the Daily Freeman that the the head of Ulster County’s payroll department, Wendy Trojak, has resigned. That resignation comes days after Ulster County Finance Commissioner Burt Gulnick quit amid allegations that he stole thousands of dollars from the not-for-profit Hurley Recreation Association, where he served as treasurer. Assistant County Executive Evan Menist did not say when Trojak resigned, while her LinkedIn page says she has been the payroll manager for the county since 2006. State police Troop F Spokesperson Steven Nevel said March 6 that there is an investigation into the accusations against Gulnick. New Ulster County Executive Jen Metzger wants the state Comptroller’s Office to conduct a forensic audit of the county’s books. Metzger said, “They have a whole investigative team so we hope that we’ll get the final word soon and they’ll agree to come in.” Jennifer Freeman, a spokesperson for the Comptroller’s Office, said on March 6 that there is an investigation into Finance Department, although she declined to provide details of that investigation. Read more about this story the Daily Freeman.