- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - The lawyer for a woman charged with stealing nearly $250,000 from a central New York public transportation agency says she plans to plead guilty.

The Ithaca Journal reports (https://ithacajr.nl/1DMxzMr ) that court document’s filed earlier this month by Pamela Johnson’s attorney say she’ll plead guilty in Tompkins County Court to charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records.

Prosecutors say the 54-year-old from Cortland stole nearly $247,000 from Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit from August 2010 until last March while she worked as accounts assistant for the agency.

Officials say she made checks payable to a business owned by her husband and cashed them herself.

Her lawyer says a gambling addiction led Johnson to steal the funds and wager them during weekends spent at Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona.


Information from: The Ithaca Journal, https://www.theithacajournal.com

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