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QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — The former head of an Adirondack environmental conservation group has been accused of stealing nearly $170,000 from the organization.

The Post-Star reports a Warren County grand jury indicted David Decker of Burnt Hills Tuesday on 22 charges, including grand larceny and falsifying business records.

Decker was arrested in March 2017 following a complaint from a taxpayer advocate. Prosecutors say Decker moved $168,156 in state and federal funds to personal bank accounts and a contracting company while working as the director of the Lake George Watershed Coalition.

Decker had claimed payments he received were legitimate. He was fired after his arrest.

Decker’s attorney couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday. He is scheduled to be arraigned on June 6.


Information from: The Post-Star,