JOHNSTOWN – A former director at the Senior Center of Gloversville and Fulton County pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing approximately $30,000 from the senior center.
Aimee R. Ricciardi, 46, of Gloversville, used a senior center debit card to make personal online purchases and pocketed money from fundraisers such as the car show while serving as director between October 2019 and July 2021, Acting Fulton County District Attorney Amanda Nellis confirmed.
Ricciardi pleaded guilty in Fulton County Court to a charge of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony. She faces up to 6 months behind bars and 5 years probation. She will also be expected to pay back the money she stole. Her sentencing is scheduled for Friday, June 17.
“I was not in a good mental state at the time,” Ricciardi said during the court appearance. In the hall before the hearing, Ricciardi declined to comment.
Ricciardi’s public defender, Brian Toal, said Ricciardi is “remorseful,” she “accepts responsibility,” and she is committed to paying back the money she owes.
Gray Pitkin, with the senior center’s Office of the Directors, attended the hearing, but he said he wanted to wait until sentencing to offer more details about the case. Nellis said the exact total of money stolen would be presented at the sentencing hearing.
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