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2017-09-14 / Local News

Hicks sentenced to 250 hours community service

Former West Seneca Councilman Craig Hicks, who pleaded guilty in June to stealing money from the Carriagers Social Club, has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to a three-year conditional discharge in which he has to perform 250 hours of community service.

According to a press release from Erie County District Attorney John Flynn Jr., Hicks, 61, pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny and one count of falsifying business records.

Between February 2014 and April 2015, while serving as Carriagers treasurer, Hicks reportedly stole $12,500 from the club’s operating account and cash fundraisers. He has made full restitution, the release said.

Flynn said he credits the investigative work of the West Seneca Police Department, including Detective Kenneth Morano and Confidential Criminal Investigator Michael Nigrelli from his office.

Assistant District Attorney Christopher Jurusik from the District Attorney’s Special Investigations and Prosecutions Bureau prosecuted the case.

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