- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York authorities say a former town highway superintendent in the Southern Tier has admitted taking $65,000 in goods and services from the municipality.

According to the state attorney general and comptroller’s offices, Roger Burlew has pleaded guilty in Chemung County Court to grand larceny from the town of Erin.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says Burlew took more than $60,000 in equipment for his private business as a mechanic.

Authorities say Burlew has admitted making personal purchases and then fraudulently filling out and submitting vouchers for the Town Board’s approval and payment.

As part of a plea agreement, he is expected to face six months in jail, five years’ probation and to pay $65,000 in restitution.

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