Yorktown supervisor's assistant accused of stealing campaign signs
The executive assistant to Yorktown Supervisor Linda Cooper has been arrested and charged with stealing lawn signs of Cooper's opponent and other candidates.
Police say Patty Malone was released after being charged with petty larceny. Malone is accused of stealing signs off the lawn of a Yorktown restaurant. Two of the signs were for town judge candidates. The other was for Democrat Don Peters, who is locked in a race against incumbent Republican Cooper.
The supervisor says she had no knowledge of what was happening to the signs and claims the charges may be politically motivated. Cooper tells News 12 Westchester that despite the charges, Malone will continue working as her executive assistant. Malone is due back in Yorktown Town Court on December 1.