Former Bookkeeper Sentenced For Stealing from Employer

11:28 PM, Oct 17, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY--  A Hamburg woman will spend the next two to four years in prison for stealing nearly $800,000 from her employer over the course of 10 years.

Mary Jane Hagler was sentenced in Erie County Court Thursday afternoon.

Prosecutors say the 58-year-old stole money to support a casino gambling habit from 2003 to 2012 while working as a bookkeeper for Pearce and Pearce Co., a Buffalo property management firm. She wrote checks to herself and used a company credit card for personal purchases.

Hagler pleaded guilty in June to grand larceny and offering a false instrument. She's paid about half of the money back.

Associated Press/WGRZ

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