84 Year Old Accused of Stealing from VFW

An 84 year old Southern Tier man has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 46 thousand dollars from the Elmira Heights VFW Post. Duane Sprague, a former President of the Heights VFW Post, is accused of stealing the money while he was the sole overseer of the Bell Jar game, which is a legal game of chance. 

Duane Sprague

The Wellsburg man is charged with grand larceny after being accused of taking the money from 2008 to 2012. Sprague's arrest comes after a two year investigation when the man that succeeded Sprague as President, and is now in charge of the fund, discovered a shortage of funds.

Sprague, who was released without bail, will be back in court later this month.

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