04 October 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Eric L. Laughton
Troop E Commander
On October 3rd, 2019, NYSP Lyons arrested 27 year-old Kyle M. Verstraete, of Newark NY, for Falsifying Business Records 1st (E felony) and Petit Larceny. Verstraete, the Marbletown Fire Chief, is accused of falsifying the Marbletown Fire Department bingo records, to aid and conceal his theft of bingo proceeds, when working bingo the last ten times he has participated. NYSP Investigators executed a search warrant Thursday night, after Verstraete had finalized the nightly deposit amount and found him to possess $732 cash on his person. The night’s point of sales record confirmed Verstraete omitted sales and added other sales which did not happen, consistent with his fraudulent acts of the past five months.
Verstraete was processed at SP Lyons barracks and released on an appearance ticket, to appear in the town of ArcadiaCourt, on Wednesday October 9th.