Treasurer of Oakfield Fire Department charged with grand larceny

Created: 06/24/2014 6:39 PM WHEC.com

The treasurer of a fire department in Genesee County was arrested by state police. She is accused of using department money for herself.

Samantha Hilchey, 31, of Batavia, is charged with third-degree grand larceny. News10NBC has learned that she is the treasurer of the Oakfield Fire Department. Investigators say she withdrew more than $6,000 in department money and used it for things like paying bills and for cash.

The arrest stems from an audit and investigation by the state comptroller’s office.

Hilchey is due back in court next month.

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