The former interim executive director of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce has admitted in court to forging and cashing a Chamber check.
The Finger Lakes Times reports 35-year-old Julie Coleman pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
In November 2017, the Yates County Sheriff’s Office started its investigation into the misappropriation of funds after it was contacted by the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
Coleman was appointed interim director in May of 2017, following the sudden passing of longtime President and CEO Mike Linehan three months earlier.
Coleman faces up to 6 months in jail and 5 years’ probation at her sentencing in March.
She will also have to pay $2,400 dollars’ restitution.