Ex-worker accused of charging $7K in gas to stolen BOCES card

Ex-worker accused of charging $7K in gas to stolen BOCES card
Nichole Deruchia

CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - A former secretary with St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES is accused of using a stolen gas card from the school to buy more than $7,000 worth of gasoline for her personal vehicle.

St. Lawrence County sheriff's detectives arrested 46 year old Nichole Deruchia of Lisbon and charged her with third and fourth-degree grand larceny as well as second-degree falsifying business records.

Between May 2016 and August 2019, Deruchia allegedly stole a school gas card and made unauthorized gasoline purchases with it. Officials said she spent $7,036.39 to fill up her personal vehicle over three years.

Deruchia is also accused of falsifying the recorded mileage and failing to sign and return receipts for filing.

She was arraigned in Canton Town Court and released on her own recognizance.

According to BOCES Superintendent Thomas Burns, Deruchia resigned from her job August 28.

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