Criminal case dismissed, but reason being kept secret
The criminal case of a Bergen woman accused of stealing $35,000 from a former Rochester resident has been dismissed, but Judge Robert C. Noonan's order dismissing the charges is being hidden in the defendant's now-sealed court file.
A court official said as a routine matter, case files are sealed when charges are dismissed.
Noonan's order would possibly include his findings in the matter and explain any deficiencies in the government's case and possibly include exculpatory information favoring the defendant.
Michele Case, 45, of 7100 N. Bergen Road, Bergen, was subjected to a criminal investigation by State Police after allegations arose that she improperly obtained funds the woman's accounts while caring for the ailing, elderly woman.