39-year-old Tammyann Ray of Syracuse is accused of buying more than $8,000 worth of items for herself with money she allegedly stole from the library between November of 2007 and August of last year.
Ray is the former director of the library. Police started their investigation after the library’s board of directors and current staff conducted an internal audit that revealed discrepancies in the library’s purchases and its inventory.
Police say among the items Ray bought were electronics, sports memorabilia and clothes. She’s is charged with felony counts of theft and receiving stolen property, along with related offenses. She is free on $5,000 unsecured bail.