Clayville man sentenced for role in grand larceny, scheme to defraud


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Clayville man was sentenced Wednesday for his role in grand larceny and a scheme to defraud.

Craig Podosek pleaded guilt in September  after being arrested for illegally funneling nearly $1 million from four clients at his Utica Accounting Office.

Among the four clients included a local church, and a woman who claimed that he has stolen not only from her, but from her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the future.

Officials with the Oneida County Office for the Aging called this the largest case of elder financial abuse in the county, and possibly even in the entire State.

During the trial, Podosek apologized for his actions before pleading guilty to the charges.

"I would just like to say that I'm very sorry for all that's happened here," said Podosek. "It was certainly never my intent to have this turn out this way, but I am very sorry. 

"Not only did I give them statements, I gave them my word"

Podosek was sentenced to 5-15 years in State Prison for the crimes.

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