Former Frewsburg School Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Student Accounts

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FREWSBURG – A former Treasurer at Frewsburg Central School has plead guilty to stealing nearly $7,000 in funds raised by students to support their extra-classroom activities.








New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt announced the plea on Friday.

It is alleged 27-year-old Angela Smoulder attempted to conceal her theft by substituting the stolen funds with checks from the school district retirees’ health insurance account, among other things.









Prosecutors say the thefts occurred between March and August 2019. The school district Superintendent reported the theft after Smoulder resigned.

The Comptroller’s forensic analysis of the scholarship account revealed her alleged manipulation.















Smoulder pled guilty to a petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, and paid full restitution to the district in the amount of $6,982.42.

 

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