AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) _ Police investigating the theft of more than $800,000 from a central New York teachers union say the organization's longtime leader acted alone when she stole the funds over a six-year period.
The Auburn Police Department announced Wednesday that it has concluded its investigation into the embezzlement of funds from the Auburn Teachers Association. Investigators say former union president Sally Jo Widmer stole at least $808,000 between January 2006 and November 2012, when she committed suicide at her Yates County home two days before her 64th birthday.
An audit conducted after her death revealed the missing funds.
Last week, Auburn police said Widmer had lost more than $350,000 at the Turning Stone casino over the last seven years of her life.
She was union president for more than 30 years.