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Woman accused of $500k fire house theft charged with tax fraud


BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. - A Saratoga County woman already accused of stealing nearly half a million dollars from the Charlton Fire District, is now facing a new indictment that she allegedly failed to pay state income taxes for five years.

Saratoga County grand jury handed up the new indictment against 52-year-old Virginia DeCapria, of Charlton, the former bookkeeper for the Charlton Fire Department.

This new indictment charges her with felonies and misdemeanors relating to allegations that she failed to pay New York State income tax for the tax years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. She has been charge with five counts of Criminal Tax Fraud 4th-degree, felonies, four counts of Off. False Inst. for Filing 1st-degree, felonies, two counts of Grand Larceny 4th-degree, felonies, four counts of Criminal Tax Fraud, misdemeanors and two counts of Petit Larceny, misdemeanors.

DeCapria currently has a pending indictment that she stole as much as $500,000 from the volunteer fire department, and used the money to buy appliances, furniture, electronic equipment, and more than 250 backyard patio stones.

The trial is scheduled to begin in March 2013. The arraignment on the new indictment has not yet been scheduled.

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