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Alden Woman Charged with Embezzling $300K

Alden Woman Charged with Embezzling $300K

A Statement Released by the Erie County Sheriff Department

Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is announcing the arrest of a Town of Alden woman on charges of grand larceny and fraud for allegedly embezzling approximately $300,000.00 dollars over the past six years at the company she was employed by – NORAMPAC (Lancaster Division) on Walden Avenue in Lancaster.

46 year old Lynn Montgomery of Sullivan Road, Town of Alden was arrested on December 30, 2011;  she is due back in  the Village of Alden Court this evening at 6:30 PM for a felony hearing on her case.   

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.