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A credit card scam has landed a Warsaw man in jail.  Batavia Police say that 32-year-old Dustin Hurlburt of Elm street in Warsaw allegedly obtained credit card information by acting as a full-service gas pump attendant.  Hulburt then used the information to purchase over 22 thousand dollars worth of building materials at Armor Building Supply.  The thefts occurred over a three-month period from October to December of last year on six occasions. He’s been charged with 4 counts of third degree Grand Larceny and two counts of 4th degree Grand Larceny.  Hulburt is in jail with bail set at ten thousand dollars.

An Oakfield woman has been charged with Grand Larceny and Perjury.  39-year-old Michelle Parker of Cary Avenue in Oakfield was arrested yesterday for allegedly withdrawing a total of 8 thousand dollars from her ex-husbands bank account.  Batavia Police say the theft occurred over three separate occasions.  Parker was released on her own recognizance for a schedule appearance on March 10th.

Batavia City Council will be meeting in regular session Monday night.  The meeting starts at 7:00PM in the Council Board Room on the second floor of the Batavia City Centre.  The public may speak at the meeting by signing in with the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.

Governor Paterson vows to stay in office and focus on the upcoming state budget. The governor, who appeared last night at an event at Kennedy Airport in Queens, says his problems are small in comparison to the nearly nine-billion-dollar deficit facing New York.  The governor insists his name will be cleared when state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo completes his investigation.  The Attorney General is probing accusations Governor Paterson interfered with a domestic violence case involving a top aide and State Police abused their power in the same case.  The governor is holding a town-hall style meeting Monday in Brooklyn to discuss the state's economic crisis.

Just 46-percent of New York state voters think Governor David Paterson should serve out his term.  It's a big drop from the previous Quinnipiac University survey released on Wednesday showing that figure at 61 percent.  Paterson faces accusations of pressuring a woman in a domestic violence case that involved one of his top aides.  In addition to that, a state panel says the governor broke ethics rules by accepting free World Series tickets in 2009.


 

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