Ex-Earlville mayor sentenced to state prison

NORWICH – Former Village of Earlville mayor Toni Campbell was sentenced Monday to one-and-a-half to four years in the New York State Correctional Facility for the theft of approximately $100,000 from her one-time employer, Sherburne-based Chenango Valley Pet Foods.

In July of 2010, Campbell was charged with third degree grand larceny, a felony, and accused of stealing more than $42,000 while using a company credit card for the purchase of gifts and other items. In addition, she was charged with first degree falsifying of business records, also a felony.

The thefts, however, were not related to Campbell’s position as mayor at the time, according to state police.

In April of this year, the ex-mayor pleaded guilty to the theft, agreeing to pay back the more than $133,000 in stolen funds. She admitted using her position as finance manager to steal approximately $100,000 from the Sherburne pet food manufacturer, purchasing a pick-up truck, ATV, cruise and airline tickets, and other items.

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