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May 18, 2013

Accused Booster Club embezzler pleads not guilty

SARANAC — A woman who allegedly embezzled money from the Saranac Central Booster Club has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

Deborah A. Perry, 52, faces two felonies: fourth-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records.

She was arrested in March and arraigned in Saranac Town Court on Monday evening.

Her case was then adjourned until June 10, Saranac Town Court Clerk Carol Plumadore said.

New York State Police Troop B Bureau of Criminal Investigation Investigator Trevor Giroux told the Press-Republican in March that the Booster Club filed a complaint with police in January that led to Perry’s arrest.

Giroux said then that in an interview with him, Perry admitted to stealing the funds from the club for her own personal use.

The investigator said Perry told him she starting taking the money in the early part of 2008.

She had been the club treasurer since 1996, he said.

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