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Grand jury indicts Van Bortel over bank records

Nathan Van Bortel pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a grand jury indictment of three felony counts alleging he illegally duplicated and stole computer-related bank materials.

Van Bortel, former financial planner for Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, stood with his attorney Robert Zimmerman before Ontario County Court Judge Brian Dennis, who read the indictment. Van Bortel is accused of first-degree unlawful duplication of computer-related material; criminal possession of computer-related material; and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Van Bortel was charged March 10 with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class A misdemeanor. He had left his job at Canandaigua National Bank in February. Van Bortel pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge, Zimmerman pushed for the charge to be dismissed, and the Ontario County district attorney’s office called for a grand jury to decide.

Now the case will head to jury trial.

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