A Jamestown man faces grand larceny charges after allegedly stealing money from Jamestown Moose Lodge 1681.
An indictment was handed up by a Chautauqua County Grand Jury on Monday charging Walter Conkright Jr. of Jamestown with third-degree grand larceny. The Jamestown Police Department, state Racing and Wagering Board, Chautauqua County District Attorney's Office and Moose International cooperatively investigated the case. Conkright, who was an administrator at Moose Lodge 1681 on E. Fifth Street, Jamestown between 2006 and 2011, allegedly took more than $3,000 but less than $50,000 from the lodge.
New York State Racing and Wagering investigators conducted numerous interviews and audits on the lodge, discovering more than $100,000 that couldn't be found. Moose International provided physical and material support. Moose International employs a zero tolerance policy for fraudulent actions within the organization and prosecutes such cases to the fullest extent of the law.
Conkright was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail. He is awaiting a bail recommendation from the county District Attorney's Office.