O'burg Man Charged In Theft From Priest


An Ogdensburg man will be arraigned Monday in St. Lawrence County Court after allegedly stealing more than $17,000 from a Catholic priest living at St. Joseph's Nursing Home.
34 year old Jessie Austin is free on $3,000 bail after being named in a 10 count indictment earlier this week charging him with one felony count of fourth degree grand larceny and nine felony counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Court documents show Austin is alleged to have stolen and cashed several checks belonging to the Community Bank account of 82 year old Rev. Edward Papp from December 2012 to April 2013.

Austin is believed to have obtained the checks through a worker at the nursing home who had access to them.

So far, there have been no other arrests in connection with the theft.

Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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