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The Oakfield Fire Department has issued its first public comment on the scandal that has led to criminal charges against the fire department treasurer.
Fire Department President John Igoe, in a prepared statement, said the department is “shocked and saddened” by the suspected theft.
A State audit led to a charge of Grand Larceny against the fire department’s treasurer, Samantha Hilchey.
Hilchey is accused of diverting more than $6,000 of the fire department’s money to her personal use.
Igoe says the Oakfield Fire Department apologizes for the mistrust and bad publicity the incident may have caused the community.
He said the department is reevaluating its financial policies to prevent this from happening in the future.

Those who rely on taxi cab service in order to get around Batavia, this one is for you.
Batavia Cab has its one vehicle back in service.
Earlier this summer, three cab companies were operating in the city. All went out of business, for one reason or another.
Only Batavia Cab was operating and it’s lone vehicle was out of commission for repairs.

An Albion woman has been arrested by State Police for suspected Welfare Fraud.
Troopers say 39 year old Brandy Cummings received $2,346 in benefits she was not entitled to.
Troopers said Cummings received the benefits from January to April of this year while she was employed.

Dawn Nguyen, the Rochester woman who bought the guns used in a Christmas Eve ambush on volunteer firemen in Webster, has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
Nguyen admitted she bought the guns that William Spengler used in the 2012 attack that left two first responders dead.
Nguyen is already serving a 1 to 4 year sentence on state charges.
The federal plea could get her another two years.
He lawyer wants the sentences to run concurrently.

Buffalo is listed among CNN Money's list of the nation's least stressed out cities.  The report ranks Buffalo as the sixth least stressed out city, saying its work hours are among the shortest and the commutes are among the fastest in the nation. 
The least stressed out city on the list is Salt Lake City, with Rochester listed as second.

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