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Rushville trustee admits stealing thousands from employer

A Rushville Village Board member will have to pay nearly a half-million dollars to her former employer and the state after pleading guilty to a pair of felony charges last week.

Kimberly Payne pleaded guilty Nov. 6 to second-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree grand larceny. Judge Brian Dennis placed her on one year of interim probation, and ordered her to pay $440,765 in restitution to her former employer, Enetics in Victor, and $26,619 to the state Department of Taxation and Finance. The latter amount is for unpaid taxes on the stolen money.

Ontario County Assistant District Attorney Melanie Bailey said Payne is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 4, 2020. The sentence is dependent on how well Payne fares on interim probation, Bailey said.

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