Police: Upstate NY mayor stole 111 road signs from state transportation agency

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (AP) — State police say an upstate New York mayor illegally provided his village with 111 road signs belonging to the state Department of Transportation.

Sixty-year-old Frank Moracco was charged Monday with official misconduct and petit larceny. Investigators say Moracco works as a sign shop foreman for the DOT. He’s accused of stealing the signs and giving them to the Herkimer County village of Frankfort.

Village clerk Karlee Tamburro tells The Observer-Dispatch of Utica that Moracco will continue to serve as mayor and the Mohawk Valley village isn’t commenting on the charges. Moracco couldn’t be reached at his office.

He’s due in court on May 3.

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