A former Otsego County school district treasurer is to serve two years on probation for stealing thousands of dollars for personal use and purchases.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says 47-year-old Kristina Hand was sentenced in federal court to probation and community service and ordered to pay back $34,000 to the Morris Central School District.

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Officials say Hand used money she pilfered while she was the school district treasurer for shopping on Amazon from 2014 to February 2020.

Hand admitted she stole around $24,000 by depositing checks made payable to the district into bank accounts she controlled. She also admitted stealing at least $10,000 more by using the district’s Amazon account and credit cards to buy items for herself.

The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District.

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