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Hudson Little League official arrested for embezzlement

Dec 03, 2010 10:58 am
HUDSON - Andrew Amelinckx of the Register-Star has another of his well-written and researched crime stories in this morning's paper all about how the former president of the Hudson Little League was arrested by the New York State Police Thursday for allegedly embezzling close to $10,000 from the non-profit organization. According to the story, Gerald L. Smith, 46, of Greenport turned himself in to the State Police at Livingston around 3 p.m. Wednesday — his birthday — was arrested and charged with one count of third degree grand larceny, a class D felony. According to Inv. Marcus Walthour of the State Police, Smith stole the money, more than $9,000 — during the period between Jan. 1 and Dec. 1 of this year. Smith was the president and treasurer of the Hudson Little League during the majority of that time, according to Walthour. Holding both positions was against the by-laws of the organization, said the investigator, so they voted in a new president, on November 1. For the full story, click here. What is it about our fire departments, youth programs, and other such public positions that tempt so many in such ways, anyway? Look for future coverage of these issues when WGXC-FM goes on the air in the new year.