Man accused of embezzling money from Elks Lodge

charles costello

WELLSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A southern tier man is accused of embezzling up to $40,000 from the Wellsville Elks Lodge.

The Wellsville Daily Reporter reports Charles Costello has been charged by State Police with third degree grand larceny. Investigators say while treasurer of the lodge, the 49-year-old Wellsville man stole the money and left the club with unpaid bills.

After being arraigned, Costello was taken to the Allegany County Jail on $20,000 bail.

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