22 March 2021

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Poughkeepsie, New York -  On March 22, 2021, New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie Bureau of Criminal Investigation, in conjunction with the New York State Police Financial Crimes Unit, arrested 51-year-old Joy C. Funk, of Poughkeepsie, New York, for Grand Larceny in the 2nd degree and two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st degree, both felonies.

In June of 2020, the State Police received a complaint from a Hyde Park co-op community alleging that their property manager, operating under J.D.W.A.H., Inc., had been stealing from them since 2015.  With the assistance of the State Police Financial Crimes Unit, an audit revealed that Funk stole over $480,000 from the community prior to her termination in May of 2020.

Funk also presented falsified financial statements to the co-op’s mortgage company in 2018 and 2019.

The State Police were assisted by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office during the course of this investigation.

Funk was arraigned before the town of Milan Court and released on her own recognizance due to appear before the town of Poughkeepsie Court on April 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Anyone who believes that they may be the victim of a crime perpetuated by Ms. Funk, or her company J.D.W.A.H. Inc., is asked to please contact Inv. Melissa McMorris by calling (845) 677-7372.


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