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Caught Red Handed [68]

2/20/2019
2/20/2019
Grand Island Senior Center
DA: Ex-Grand Island employee stole $116,000 to feed gambling habit
A former supervisor with the Town of Grand Island's senior center stole $116,000 in cash over a six-year period to feed her gambling habit, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said. Barbara Gannon, 71, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Erie County Court to a charge of second-degree grand larceny, a felony. She faces up to 15 years in prison at her May 2 sentencing before Judge Sheila DiTullio. Gannon already has paid the town back $6,000 and agreed to reimburse Grand Island for the rest of the money, though Flynn said after the court proceedings that he doubts she can or ever will. The district attorney, whose office launched an investigation into the missing money more than a year ago, sharply criticized the town for its lack of internal financial controls. "What is really disturbing is it took Grand Island six years to uncover this," Flynn told reporters.
Barbara Gannon, 71, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Erie County Court to a charge of second-degree grand larceny, a felony. She faces up to 15 years in prison at her May 2 sentencing before Judge Sheila DiTullio.
Barbara Gannon
NYS OSC
$116,000.00
second-degree grand larceny, a felony
second-degree grand larceny, a felony
$6,000.00
No