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BOCES Union President From Area Accused Of Misappropriating Funds

James G. Fitzmaurice, 51, who served as the union's president since 2017, was charged with the felonies of second-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records.
James G. Fitzmaurice, 51, who served as the union's president since 2017, was charged with the felonies of second-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons: Matty Ring

The union president for Dutchess County Board of Cooperative Educations Services (BOCES) was charged with felonies after allegedly misappropriating over $150,000 from BOCES' Faculty Association. 

According to state police, 51-year-old James G. Fitzmaurice, of Poughkeepsie, who served as the union's president since 2017, was charged with second-degree grand larceny, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years, and first-degree falsifying business records, for which he could face a maximum prison sentence of four years. 

Fitzmaurice was released and will appear in the town of Poughkeepsie court in December. 

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