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Former state employee pleads guilty to grand larceny

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 22:35:57-04

A former state employee has pleaded guilty to grand larceny for using a state credit card to pay for his wedding and family vacations, according to the New York State Inspector General.

State officials say 46-year-old Donald Chrisman, formerly of Niagara Falls, made more than $16,500 in unapproved personal purchases.

Investigators say purchases included a family vacation at Darien Lake amusement park and a ceremony at The Falls Wedding Chapel in Niagara Falls.

Authorities say Chrisman, now living in Rochester, was employed by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. He was assigned a state credit card to be used for travel expenses related to his work duties.

Chrisman is due back in Monroe County Court for sentencing in January 2017.