Buffalo Teacher Who Stole From PTO Must Perform Community Service

Modified: April 1, 2016 4:53pm

4/1/2016

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 44-year –old Patti Nabinger, a technology teacher at Buffalo Public School 43 has been sentenced to a conditional discharge by Buffalo City Court Judge Joseph Fiorella, and Nabinger will be required to perform 250 hours of community service within the next six months.      

On February 11, 2016, Nabinger pleaded guilty to Attempted Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree after stealing $3,530.82 from the school’s Parent Teacher Organization’s bank account.  She has since made full restitution. 

Nabinger remains on administrative leave from her teaching position while the New York State Department of Education conducts its investigation. 

Acting DA Flaherty commends the thorough investigative work of the Erie County District Attorney’s Confidential Criminal Investigators Michael Nigrelli and Anthony Constantino. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Jurusik who is assigned to the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Bureau.