Former West Seneca councilman admits to stealing $12,500

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A former Town of West Seneca councilman has admitted to Grand Larceny and Falsifying Business Records.

In 2000, Craig Hicks, 60, was appointed to fill out a term as a councilman following another councilman’s passing. He continued serving until 2007.

The Erie County District Attorney’s office says that between February 2014 and April 2015, Hicks stole money while serving as treasurer of the Carriager’s Social Club in West Seneca.

He admitted to taking $12,500 from the club’s operating account and cash fundraisers.

Hicks later made full restitution.

When sentenced on Sept. 11, Hicks could spend up to four years in jail. 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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