Accusations of misconduct and theft against the Village of Greene's former Police Chief will not be heard in the Village Court

43 year old Steven Dutcher is accused of taking Village property for his own use and making purchases for his own property on the Village’s account.

Dutcher is charged with felony counts of grand larceny offering a false instrument for filing and falsifying business records. He is also charged with misdemeanor petit larceny and official misconduct.

He had been charged in April with petit larceny and harassment.

He was due to appear in Greene Village Court July 22nd, but the Court has recused itself in the case and transferred the issue to the Town of Oxford Court to avoid any potential for a conflict of interest.

No date has been set for proceedings in Oxford.