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Ex-fire district clerk draws prison for $500K theft

Virginia DeCapria, former Charlton Volunteer Fire Department secretary and treasurer, was sentenced to three to nine years in prison in Saratoga County Court on Monday afternoon. DeCapria, who is the wife of the department's former chief, embezzled up to a half million dollars from the district from 2005 to 2010.
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Virginia DeCapria, former Charlton Volunteer Fire Department secretary and treasurer, was sentenced to three to nine years in prison in Saratoga County Court on Monday afternoon. DeCapria, who is the wife of the department's former chief, embezzled up to a half million dollars from the district from 2005 to 2010.
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The former clerk/treasurer of the Charlton Fire District was sentenced to three to nine years in prison Monday for stealing nearly $500,000 in public money from the district. Virginia J. DeCapria, 52, of 773 Charlton Road, Charlton, was sentenced by Saratoga County Court Judge Jerry J. Scarano after pleading guilty in March to second-degree grand larceny for thefts that occurred over a six-year period. DeCapria was accused in 2011 of stealing $499,413 from the small ...

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