Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Upstate NY woman accused of embezzling over $50,000 from school district union accounts

A 45-year-old upstate New York woman has been accused of embezzling over $50,000 from a school district union while she served as its treasurer.

Local media outlets report that Amy Wales of Owego is charged with grand larceny in connection with the theft from the Owego-Apalachin Employees Association. She's accused of stealing $51,065 from union bank accounts between June 2012 and June of this year.

The Tioga County Sheriff's Office conducted a three-month investigation into the alleged embezzlement after being alerted by union officials. Wales has been employed with the school district for 15 years.

Wales, who is being represented by the Tioga County Public Defender's Office, was arraigned Tuesday in Owego Village Court and released on her own recognizance. She's due back in village court on Dec. 17.

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