Modified: September 13, 2016 12:08pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr announces that 46-year-old Kevin Chodkowski of West Seneca has been arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Thomas P. Franczyk on an indictment charging him with two counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and five counts of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree.
It is alleged that Chodkowski, while serving as President of the West Seneca Youth Baseball Association from 2011-2014, embezzled approximately $49,000 by making unauthorized withdrawals from its Evans Bank checking account and diverting cash from its registrations and fundraisers into his personal bank account.
Chodkowski pleaded not guilty and bail was set at $25,000. He faces a maximum of seven years in prison if he is convicted on all of the charges.
Acting DA Flaherty commends the investigative work of Tim McPoland of Freed Maxick accounting firm, West Seneca Police Detective Ken Morano and the DA’s Confidential Criminal Investigator Michael P. Nigrelli.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.