BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo school teacher pleaded guilty to stealing $25,789 from his friend's bank account. The District Attorney's Office says 55-year-old Geary H. Murray's friend entrusted him to handle his finances while he was undergoing medical treatment for anxiety.
Murray, of Orchard Park, admits to making unauthorized ATM withdrawals from the victim's bank account from July 19th, 2011 through August 1, 2012. Money from the 144 withdrawals were used to pay for a trip to New York City and other personal expenses, according to the DA's office. The DA's office says Murray remains employed as a Buffalo school teacher.
The DA's office says Murray's friend had anxiety issues caused by the victim's efforts to provide for his disabled son. In a press release, the DA's office says "Murray took advantage of both his hospitalized friend and his friend's disabled son."
Murray faces a maximum prison sentence of seven years when he is sentenced in September.
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