2 resign, 3 fired in connection to Harrison food bank scandal
Three Harrison town employees accused of stealing from the poor have been fired and two others accused in the crime have resigned.
Harrison Mayor Joan Walsh says the decision came last night after the Town Board watched surveillance video allegedly showing the suspects looting the town's food pantry of food and clothing.
Officials say the only worker accused in the incident that is still on the payroll is William D?Imperio. They say because of his union affiliation, he will need to have a special hearing before he can be terminated.
Meanwhile, the director of the pantry says despite the cloud of suspicion hanging over the pantry, it has received an increase in donations since the scandal broke. The pantry collected $6,000 to feed the needy just last night alone.
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