Former NY county official admits theft of $50K | Crime
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - The former head of the weights and measures department for an upstate New York county has admitted to stealing more than $50,000 from the county.
The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that 41-year-old Christopher Todd Godlewski pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of grand larceny.
He admitted to stealing nearly $51,000 while director of the Schenectady County's Department of Weights and Measures.
Godlewski stole the funds starting in December 2009 and ending last March when he was arrested. He turned over a check for the full restitution amount during his court appearance.
No reason was given in court for the thefts.
Godlewski was in charge overseeing the accuracy of devices such as scales or gasoline pumps in Schenectady County.
He'll be sentenced in December to six months in jail.
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