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Pembroke Town Justice Robert E. Alexander and his daughter, Brandi A. Watts, were arrested after a state audit found $10,000 missing in Corfu village court, State Police reported Wednesday.

Alexander was charged with coercion and official misconduct, and Watts, who was the village’s court clerk, was charged with grand larceny, tampering with public records and 53 counts of offering a false instrument for filing, police said.

WIVB reported that Watts was allegedly falsifying timesheets over a two-year period, indicating that she’d worked more hours than she really had, citing prosecutors. Watts, reportedly was removed from her position in 2011 when it was determined it was improper for her to be working for her father, also is accused of stealing about $14,000.

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