The former treasurer for the Amherst-Pelham Education Association pleaded not guilty Friday in Hampshire Superior Court to embezzling from the organization.
According to prosecutor Jayme Parent, Elizabeth Walsh, 45, of Hadley, stole $112,436 from the association from 2006 through March of this year by making checks out to herself from its account. In a court filing, Parent said representatives of the association went to Amherst police with their concerns in March and put Walsh on leave pending an investigation. Lt. Ron Young of the Amherst Police Department subsequently learned that by 2001 the association was $96,000 in arrears in its payments to the Massachusetts Teachers Association, Parent said.
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An East Fishkill man accused of stealing $68,588.30 from the Pawling Congress of Teachers is due in Town Court on Sept. 5.
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office charged Robert L. Day, 45, with second-degree grand larceny, a felony.
Police said the thefts took place between 2006 and 2010, when Day served as the association’s treasurer.