Ex-lawmaker accused of stealing from Ramapo S.D.

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Former Rockland County Legislator Brian Miele is being accused of stealing more than $40,000 while working for the Ramapo School District.

The Rockland County district attorney says while Miele was head of the district's human resources department, he gave his daughter, who is a teacher in the district, education credit that she never earned. In turn, Miele's daughter was entitled to a higher pay rate and was allegedly overpaid by more than $40,000.

Harriett Cornell, chairwoman of the Rockland County Legislature, says she only knows Miele to be a fine, upstanding gentleman and was shocked to hear of the allegations.

Miele faces grand larceny charges. He is due back in Ramapo court next month.

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