Milk Co-Op Book keeper Melissa Wagner...
Here is a thought

United States

#146 Apr 22, 2010
The more this stuff goes on the more important it is that we vote OUT all incumbants for the next few elelctions. Get rid of these crocked judges and politicians. They are as bad as the criminals themselves. I wouldn't vote for an incumbant next election if it was even my own father.
cny

Boonville, NY

#147 Apr 22, 2010
Little old WBRV had the story first. I heard it at 3PM the day she was sentenced. WKTV or WIBX still haven't reported it, but they don't care about our area unless it's BAD news!! I guess farmers don't matter to them.
Here Here

United States

#148 Apr 22, 2010
Let's hear three bullies for WBRV: Bully!, Buly!, Bully! Good reporting of what they got when they got it! It will be REALLY intersting to see if it makes the Boonville Herald. Odds are they will play it down if they even do report it on the back page. They have a nasty way of doing that.
Jamie

Mountain Home, ID

#149 Apr 22, 2010
in the know wrote:
well from what i have been told, the onieda lewis co-op members basically broke down the danos front door, threatened her life and took the books. so i would say that would force any judge to throw out that evidence. if things were done through due process she would have been all over the paper but these clowns screwed it all up for themselves. as for mellisa i hope she gets all twenty years for what she did, but that will never happen. im sure her lawyer used the oneida lewis co-ops own actions against them, which would reduce the charges she faced. and how they heck did anyone in this co-op not see something was wrong for four full years?????
NO the FBI confiscated the books and her computers. Watch who you call clowns. Her family was friends with all of the members. they trusted her. NO one believed she would deceive them.
wtf

United States

#150 Apr 22, 2010
why were assets not seized when the fbi began this investigation? a simple lewis county land search will show in january 2009 Doug Dano bougth the Wagner farm for $170,000 and in december of 2009 it was givin back to Wagner for how much, u guessed it,$0.00....
DUH

United States

#151 Apr 22, 2010
wtf wrote:
why were assets not seized when the fbi began this investigation? a simple lewis county land search will show in january 2009 Doug Dano bougth the Wagner farm for $170,000 and in december of 2009 it was givin back to Wagner for how much, u guessed it,$0.00....
FORECLOSURE: A proceeding in which the financer of a mortgage seeks to regain property because the borrower has defaulted on payments.
hippyone

Harrison, AR

#152 Apr 23, 2010
karma...i have seen it.she will get hers, in due time...i also find it rather disgusting that she has children and thought that she was above the law.money and objects seem to mean more to her than her own children!? how sickening.
Farmer Dale

Lexington, KY

#153 Apr 24, 2010
I was shocked when I heard what happened. To my old neighbor Melissa, I only have to say one thing" WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING ! The Town of Lewis never should have had it happen to it.The Supervisor should NEVER, EVER let the book keeper be able to access Town funds, that removes all oversight and control.The Supervisor was unable or too lazy to pay the bills and do the money transfers. The job is more than collecting a check and conducting the meeting. I guess all was not lost, at least she got the Assessor fired.
oust the board

Chittenango, NY

#155 Apr 25, 2010
I would never defend STEALING all that $$$$. But where the Hell was the Town Board. They sit at there meeting and never look at the BOOKS. Our town is small how could $250,000. disappear and nobody noticed...
hippyone

Harrison, AR

#156 Apr 25, 2010
how does a town that small not notice the Fords she is driving and putting boat loads of money into...then pulling at county fairs? i mean really no one noticed the pulling truck, the tralier and the the truck to pull the trailer? the poor farmers can never catch a break and its sad, they are dedicated people. this women obvisously has no conscience, no moral and no common sense.
Fifteen Fore

Fort Plain, NY

#157 Apr 25, 2010
Sounds like she is going to prison. I think her husband ought to follow her in as well. He knew she was not making the huge sums of money that she was bringing home. C'mon, we are talking a million dollars. It had to be obvious that she wasn't holding garage sales to bring home extra money.

This is a tragedy. She is going to prison. She will suffer beyond belief. Her family suffers in their sorrow. Can you just imagine being her mom or her dad. The Dano's suffer. I doubt they can walk downtown without someone staring at them. And her children will suffer, in their innocence. And a husband's greed is shameful. And the farmers suffered. Lewis County suffered. I guess what I am saying, this was tragic beyond belief for averyone. No one will walk away a winner. Absolutely no one.
Fifteen Fore

Fort Plain, NY

#158 Apr 25, 2010
Sounds like she is going to prison. I think her husband ought to follow her in as well. He knew she was not making the huge sums of money that she was bringing home. C'mon, we are talking a million dollars. It had to be obvious that she wasn't holding garage sales to bring home extra money.

This is a tragedy. She is going to prison. She will suffer beyond belief. Her family suffers in their sorrow. Can you just imagine being her mom or her dad. They must be sick with heartbreak and fear for their girl. The Dano's suffer. I doubt they can walk downtown without someone staring at them. And her children will suffer, in their innocence. And a husband's greed is shameful. And the farmers suffered. Lewis County suffered. I guess what I am saying, this was tragic beyond belief for everyone . No one will walk away a winner. Absolutely no one.
agree

Ilion, NY

#159 Apr 25, 2010
well said..
agree to

United States

#160 Apr 26, 2010
well said
Uninvolved

United States

#161 Apr 26, 2010
I am not related to this case, not a farmer or relative. Two things bother me about this.
First off I agree with fifteen. There is no way the husband didn't have a clue.If I had an extra $900.000 my husband would not only know but rush to spend it as this guy did on toys. He enjoyed the fruits of his wife's crime shouldn't he as well pay the price. This is his wife, the women he supposably loves, the mother of his children. What a coward to let his wife take the fall as he goes on.
Second I think as a community we need to get more involved as well as law enforcement. There are many posts on here asking how they could afford all they had on their limited income. Why isn't that questions being raised about others? I can think of countless households in this area living way above their means. People living on welfare and disability that own 4wheelers, corvettes, snowmobiles, motorcycles, all new. I think these people should get reported. They are living off us! Maybe we should start posting their names on here and let this sight do something constructive for a change. I''m sick of busting my a@@ all week to scape by while my neighbors grow weed and scrap and live better than I do. There has to be some common sense. So start thinking about those people, turn them in, ask questions. Maybe we can prevent this from happening again.
Purple Flower

United States

#162 Apr 26, 2010
Great suggestion IF we lived in a more populated area. But here everyone is related to someone else and the law is probably their relative, if not their very sisters - as in this case. She has two sisters in law enforcement. And folk don't take kindly when stepping on the toys of their family members. Even when the family member is stealing everyone blind. That is the primary reason the Feds had to be called in on this one. She had too many connections locally. I might add that the rest of the family are desent people but blood is thicker than water.
Considered

Fort Plain, NY

#163 Apr 26, 2010
At last! Some intelligent conversation. A deeper level of understanding. Thank you for making sense of this pathetic and sad story. I understand it more now.
Uninvolved

United States

#164 Apr 26, 2010
Purple Flower wrote:
Great suggestion IF we lived in a more populated area. But here everyone is related to someone else and the law is probably their relative, if not their very sisters - as in this case. She has two sisters in law enforcement. And folk don't take kindly when stepping on the toys of their family members. Even when the family member is stealing everyone blind. That is the primary reason the Feds had to be called in on this one. She had too many connections locally. I might add that the rest of the family are desent people but blood is thicker than water.
I don't think her sisters had anything to do with it being on a federal level. It was a federal crime. I'm not a big fan of law enforcement but I don't see how they could have helped her. I do think that people in our small community should become more aware of their neighbors and what they are spending. Maybe if people reported the welfare and disability people that are living better that the working class some of them would get caught. Maybe we could prevent this from happening again.
Resident

United States

#165 Apr 26, 2010
oust the board wrote:
I would never defend STEALING all that $$$$. But where the Hell was the Town Board. They sit at there meeting and never look at the BOOKS. Our town is small how could $250,000. disappear and nobody noticed...
Where were you? Do you attend the board meetings? At most there are 2 or 3 people in attendance. And the next one will be the same, instead of the residents here being proactive they all stand with their heads in the sand and hope it will go away!!! I will be at the next board meeting because the board needs to be held accountable. They are at fault, there where no checks and balances being followed. The book keeper should never of been given access to the towns money. But they know nobody cares enough to go to the meeting so why should they sweat it?
Noriaga

Fort Plain, NY

#166 Apr 26, 2010
Uninvolved wrote:
<quoted text> I don't think her sisters had anything to do with it being on a federal level. It was a federal crime. I'm not a big fan of law enforcement but I don't see how they could have helped her. I do think that people in our small community should become more aware of their neighbors and what they are spending. Maybe if people reported the welfare and disability people that are living better that the working class some of them would get caught. Maybe we could prevent this from happening again.
Oh yeah, let's watch our neighbors and report them if they cross that financial line. Sounds like Natzi Germany in the 30's. Paranoid behavior. Peeking through the blinds like Mrs. Kravitz.

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