Man accused of embezzling money from Elks Lodge

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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