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2017-11-08 / Local News

Guilty plea made in Lindbergh theft

A Tonawanda woman has pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case to grand larceny in the fourth degree and attempted grand larceny in the fourth degree in connection with a theft at an elementary school and a gymnastic booster club, according to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.

Jennifer Seyfang, 38, has admitted stealing $18,234.82 from the Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary School in the Town of Tonawanda while she was serving as the treasurer of the Parent-Teachers Association, said Flynn, who reported that the thefts occurred from July 1, 2016, to September 2017.

Seyfang also attempted to take $9,523.68 from the Greater Buffalo Gymnastic Booster Club where she served as treasurer, the District Attorney’s Office said.

She has made full restitution.

The information from Flynn said Seyfang faces a maximum of four years in prison when she is sentenced by Case on Feb. 2.

Flynn commended the investigative work of Detective Russell Paternostro of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department.

Assistant District Attorney Gary M. Ertel of the DA’s Special Investigations and Prosecutions Bureau prosecuted the case.

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