Former Lenox Town Highway employee arrested for fraud and falsifying business records

On Feb. 28, 2019, state police Special Investigations Unit – Syracuse arrested Adam C. Cesario, 36, of Lenox, for fifth-degree tax fraud, second-degree offering a false instrument for filing, and second-degree falsifying business records, all misdemeanors.

The charges stem from a state police investigation, which revealed that Cesario, while working as an employee for the town of Lenox Highway Department, utilized the town’s tax-exempt account to evade sales tax on purchases related to a personally owned auto repair shop.

According to police, it was also discovered that Cesario had claimed on a time sheet to have been working at the town of Lenox Highway Department when he was not.

Cesario was processed and issued an appearance ticket returnable to Canastota Village Court.

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