Former Dunkirk Festivals Coordinator Indicted For Theft

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Dunkirk, NY (WNY News Now) – Former Dunkirk Festivals Coordinator Hector Rosas has been indicted for the alleged theft of $50,000 dollars.

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt announced that Rosas was allegedly using his position to steal funds.

They said that the Silver Creek resident took nearly $15,000 dollars in donations meant to aid residents of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria into the Festivals account, which he had complete access to. 

From 2016 to 2019, Rosas was alleged of collecting and never reporting over $42,000 dollars in cash sales that was unaccounted for in the Festival’s account.

Rosas was arraigned in Chautauqua County Court before Judge Stephen Cass and is due back in court on June 13, 2023. 


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