The treasurer of a Columbia County volunteer fire company has been indicted on charges she embezzled thousands from the department.

State auditors and investigators say 46 year old Gail Cesternino of the West Ghent Fire Company withdrew cash, wrote herself checks and used the fire company’s credit card for personal expenses, including purchases for her sales business.  

Total amount they allege she took: 55 thousand dollars. 

Cesternino faces charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records. 

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