Severe Thunderstorm Watch expires at 10:00 PM on 7/23, issued at 2:15 PM Adams, MA | Ashley Falls, MA | Becket, MA | Berkshire, MA

Former Selkirk Fire Department treasurer sentenced in theft of $18,000

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/10 10:59 pm

SELKIRK, N.Y. -- A Selkirk woman accused of stealing thousands from a local fire department was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation. 

Heather Lynn Burns, 38, of Selkirk, was arrested in February on charges of allegedly stealing over $18,000 from Selkirk Fire Department's Station #3 account that she was responsible for from January 2012 to October of 2013. Part of her sentencing also requires her to pay $18,644.88 in restitution. 

"My client is just glad to have this matter behind her. She's satisfied with the resolution because it allows her to be home with her children and carry on with the rest of her life,” said her attorney Erin Gee. 

Sheriff's Investigators conducted a three month long investigation which led to the discovery of over forty unauthorized transactions from the fire department's account over the past two years. The unauthorized transactions consisted of money transfers, checks written to cash, checks written out to Heather Burns, cash withdrawals, and direct web payments to credit cards, utility companies, and insurance carriers.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of FOX23 News.

No comments yet!
Current Conditions
89°
High: 93° | Low: 73°
Mostly Cloudy

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.