Fire department treasurer accused of stealing funds

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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. 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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