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Former Selkirk Fire Department treasurer accused of stealing $18,000 pleads not guilty

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Heather Lynn Burns (Albany County Sheriff's Office) Heather Lynn Burns (Albany County Sheriff's Office)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A Selkirk woman accused of stealing thousands from a local fire department has pleaded not guilty.

Heather Lynn Burns, 38, of Selkirk, was released on her own recognizance by the court on Wednesday.

Burns was arrested in February on charges of allegedly stealing over $18,000 from a Selkirk Fire Department's House #3 account that she was responsible for from January 2012 to October of 2013.

Sheriff's Investigators conducted a three month long investigation which led to the discovery of over forty unauthorized transactions from the fire department's account over the past two years. The unauthorized transactions consisted of money transfers, checks written to cash, checks written out to Heather Burns, cash withdrawals, and direct web payments to credit cards, utility companies, and insurance carriers.

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