A Manchester Town judge who ordered people to pay up for traffic and other infractions has been indicted for stealing that money.
13WHAM News had exclusive camera access to the courtroom where they learned the alleged theft is three times higher than first reported.
Prosecutors say Judge Erika Martin pocketed the money beginning the very first month as her swearing in – which was January 2016. Additional thefts happened through December of that year, prosecutors said.
“The funds were paid from people all over the state and even in a few cases from out of state,” said Ontario County District Attorney Mike Tantillo.