Fire department treasurer accused of stealing funds

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The treasurer of a Genesee County fire department was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than $6,000.

Samantha Hilchey, 31, of Batavia is accused of making cash withdrawals from the Oakfield Fire Department’s bank account and using the department’s funds to pay her personal utility bills.

She is charged with third degree grand larceny and is due back in court July 7.

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