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Pastor arrested for embezzling $400,000

CORINTH - A local pastor has been arrested and charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Corinth bank where he worked.

Jason J. LaPierre, 35, has been charged with writing himself personal checks amounting to more than $400,000 while he worked at the Hudson River Community Credit Union in Corinth.

LaPierre worked at the bank as a human resources and marketing executive from 2006 until he was fired in December 2010. The thefts were uncovered after an audit was conducted. LaPierre faces charges of second-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records, police said.

Together, the charges could carry a punishment of up to 19 years in prison.

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