Ex-director sentenced for theft from agency

JOHNSTOWN -The former executive director of Adirondack Mentoring Partners – formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fulton County – was sentenced this morning in Fulton County Court to 90 days in the county jail for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from that agency and in unemployment benefits.

Margaret Shaver, 40, of 913 County Highway 112, town of Johnstown, was sentenced by Acting Court Judge Felix Catena to the jail time, as well as five years of probation as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was part of Shaver’s Feb. 21 guilty plea to one felony count of third-degree grand larceny in satisfaction of charges against her.

Shaver made about $75,000 in restitution to the court through her defense lawyer, Robert Abdella of Gloversville, before being taken away in handcuffs to the Fulton County Jail.

More on this story will appear in Friday’s print edition.

Editor’s note: This story has been revised from its original to correct the length of Shaver’s jail sentence.