The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office is investigating the theft of money out of the Southold Town Justice Court, a DA spokesman said.
“It’s an active investigation,” said the spokesman, Robert Clifford.
No arrests have been made.
Police Chief Martin Flatley also confirmed the matter is under investigation.
A law enforcement source said the subject of the investigation is a Town Justice clerk who had been dealing with the court’s revenue streams for years.
The source said the missing funds amounted to “a substantial number.”
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell referred comment to the town attorney’s office.