Rushville trustee accused of grand larceny appears in court

A Rushville village trustee appeared in Ontario County Court on Tuesday alongside her attorney, facing numerous grand larceny charges for allegedly taking over $400,000.

Kimberly Payne, 52, appeared alongside her attorney, Angelo Rose, as her case returned from a Superior Court indictment. Payne, who is currently out on $25,000 bail, is facing multiple grand larceny counts. She is accused of stealing from her employer, a Victor-based technology company.

“We’re talking with the D.A’s office and negotiating reasonable efforts of restitution,” said Rose.

Ontario County sheriff’s deputies say Payne stole money from her former employer for over a decade. Police say she was responsible for handling financial accounts and she used her position to forge checks and electronically transfer money into various personal banking accounts. Investigators said Payne also altered the amount of her contribution toward her own health insurance.

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