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East Rockaway official pleads not guilty to shoplifting
East Rockaway Village’s clerk-treasurer pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges she shoplifted at Green Acres Mall.
Nassau County police arrested Doris Piedimonte, 50, at the J.C. Penney store in the Valley Stream mall on May 5.
Police charged the Valley Stream resident with petty larceny, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Piedimonte, who is paid $92,000 per year, has been suspended from her village job with pay pending her criminal case, said village attorney John Ryan.
She entered her plea at First District Court in Hempstead and has not been assigned a new court date, court officials said.
Piedimonte has worked for the village for more than 10 years, first as a deputy clerk and comptroller, before becoming clerk-treasurer in 2011. She is the village’s primary tax collector and record keeper.